Tag: snow

[In the olden days I used to always have punchy, interesting titles on my blog entries. Funny how that's kind of died down. I wonder if more people would read if I try to be sensational...] Yesterday I began an epic journey of introspection self-actualisation. I’m trying to digest 2009 by labelling the major milestones or stand-out points as good, bad or ugly. I actually made a list on paper (I was in the car), and I couldn’t actually come…

The Thing & Footsteps will guide you home Seb: If you didn’t know already: it snowed in England this week! Not just a couple of centimetres either — PROPER snow. Like as much as TEN centimetres in some parts! We only got about 5cm here, but in other parts of the country (Abi’s?) I think they had a lot more. Either way, more than 1cm of snow in England always immediately triggers two things a) the shutting down of all…

Sledding is meant to be fun, a flight of reckless fancy down an icy or snowy hill. Unfortunately, a 16 year old from Yorkshire in England decided it would be a wise idea to slide merrily down a slippery incline… with a barbed wire fence at the bottom. Unfortunately, she died shortly afterward — luckily her 3 other friends that also joined her in this stupid spectacle survived with serious injuries. Apparently they used the roof of a car, turned…

“Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that low’r’d upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.” Richard III by William Shakespeare. One of the few Shakespearean phrases I remember from English literature at school; the others all coming from Romeo and Juliet (I’m a soppy romantic at heart!) The snow is continuing — we’re up to about 10cm! The most snow we’ve had in…

… but meanwhile, while the lazy bloggers are wrapped up in bed, most likely nursing a hangover, Sebastian is scarpering around outdoors and driving to the tops of nearby hills to take photos of the snow we had today. Following on from my little ‘Global Cooling’ rant, it seems we’re now due a massive snowstorm — with up to 15cm of snow in some places! FIFTEEN CENTIMETERS! Madness. The picture I took last year, in April, was only about 5…