Saturday, 26 January 2013

Snow, snow and more snow

Since last week we have been treated to quite a bit of snow, the kids have all loved having snow days off school. Big T loved making snowmen heads that he then would not allow us to touch or even help him make a snowman with them. R was not quite so keen on the white stuff falling from the sky to begin with but she then discovered the fun that comes with snow and spent the whole week yelling "coat" at us. The girls spent most of their time sledging and little T would play for about an hour before he would say he was cold and would want to go in. In that short time though he loved helping to make a snowman and thoroughly enjoyed throwing snowballs at his Dad and Nanna.

I, in the midst of flying snowballs & the pile of snowmen head got on with making an igloo. The snow on the 1st few days didn't quite compact right(how can snow be the wrong snow) So I waited 2 days to finish it off. The kids helped me a little but grew bored after it was not  finished within 1 hour. My igloo was a good one, however last night came more snow, lots more snow, then came the rain. This morning sadly I woke to a caved in igloo, it just buckled in the heat, yes I said heat. In my garden sits a pile of broken snow blocks where once stood a fine igloo.

The Welsh landscape is beautiful on any day but when it snows it is truly beautiful, the hills were all glistening, the trees all had a topping of snow, and icicles reaching great lengths hung from the edge of the buildings.
The animals have all shied away from the snow, the cat has crossed his legs, the ferrets decided to drag their blankets outside with them when they ventured out and the chickens, well they stayed cooped up and were complete chickens.  
I think the snow has given all it has got to give for us now so we can get back to having dry feet and no where near as much fun.
Until the next snow day I have captured some snow memories for us, minus M who wimped out and went indoors.









Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

15 comments:

  1. Amazing work on the igloo, we tried last year making one at it failed dramatically

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    1. Thank you, smaller sandwich boxes work better than washing up bowls. The more you can compact the snow the better :) Maybe next time we have snow.

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  2. Great fun! I wish I'd thought to build an igloo, we had enough in our garden that we could have! The capture of the snow falling around the snowman is ace.

    Popping over from Country Kids

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    1. Thank you many do like the igloo, it is a shame it has all melted now.

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  3. That igloo is a work of art! I so want to build one if we ever see any snow! Looks like we missed out this time round, but I'm still hopeful for some before spring really sets in. Thank you for sharing your snow fun on Country Kids.

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    1. Hopefully the snow will stay away at the end of March as we are in Cornwall then and hoping for a bit of nice weather.
      Igloos are easy to make(with the right snow) :)

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  4. Aww what fab pics. The children look like they are enjoying themselves so much and I really love the sledging pic! That igloo I have to say is absoltey awesome! Very impressed! We had a smatter of snow that lasted less than 24 hours in Exeter. Most disappointing!!

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    1. To begin with she did not look keen on the snow but loved being pulled around the garden on the sledge. She didn't want to share though and pushed her brother out when he tried to get in with her.

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  5. Great photos, love the snowsuits :) x

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  6. Wow I really love your igloo - so good :) and the polka dot snowsuit is very cute. Loving the blog and now following on
    GFC

    Laura x
    www.sidestreetstyle.com

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    1. Thank you & thank you for the follow

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  7. wow lots of brilliant photos, i love the igloo xx

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    1. Thank you, It is all a heap of melting mess now sadly.

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  8. Wonderful photos. Wish I could also experience snow, even just for once.

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