Friday, 18 January 2013

No business like snow business.

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The forecasts were correct! We woke up this morning to a magical blanket of white, and it has transformed the city. The university is closed, the buses aren't running - it's a city wide snow day! I'm ridiculously excited. I haven't seen proper fluffy, crunchy, thick snow like this since before my family moved to Cornwall in 2005. I'm not sure whether it's the sea salt in the air or something else entirely, but it never snows properly there. Sometimes there's the odd token dusting, but not like this. Sure enough, I called my family this morning and they confirmed that they had no snow, just gale force winds and heavy rain.

Since it's been near a decade since I've woken up to snow like this, please excuse the punny title. I feel like I'm ten years old again, and I just wanted to have a bit of fun with this post! The moment we were up, showered and dressed, Grant and I piled out into the garden, making snowballs, catching snowflakes and generally acting like big kids. When our toes began to go numb we sloped back inside for hot chocolates loaded with whipped cream and marshmallows. Ready for round two, we decided to go for a walk around the neighbourhood, curious to see how it looked under a thick layer of snow. It's just incredible, it looks like a Christmas cake that's been dolloped with royal icing. Children, freed from a day at school, were running around with armfuls of snow and plastic sleds - they looked how I felt on the inside!

To my UK readers, have you had a snow day today? If so, how have you been spending it? To international readers, how often (if at all) does it snow where you live, and how do you spend snowy days?

54 comments:

  1. We have had snow and I am now leaving work early because of it :). These pictures are beautiful the snow makes your hair look even more amazing.
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  2. Your pictures are lovely. I haven't had any snow at all where I am. Lucky for me though as most of the time I live out in the country and we get completely cut off so I'm glad there isn't any! xxx

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  3. We've had snow days here in Norfolk since Monday! Monday night the snow began, by Tuesday it was everywhere. We've all been off school for the past three days because there's just so much of it! For pictures, see my snow post on my blog! :)

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  4. Snowing in Worcester and it hasn't stopped since last night! Fingers crossed I won't be able to get into work tomorrow! xx

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  5. These pictures are stunning, and you look lovely! We had snow today, and it was a semi snow day! All i can say is I totally prefer the stuff when I'm sat inside nice and warm! Looks&sounds like you've had a brilliant time! xxx

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  6. That first picture is gorgeous!!!xx

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  7. Amazing pics, as always.
    Love the snow in front of your dark clothes, also love those beautiful snowy landscapes.

    Cat kisses.

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  8. that looks really lovely :) here in switzerland it looks since some weeks like that and everything is working. so no traffic chaos or university closed... it's kind of funny that people in uk are not prepared for snow ;)

    xx michaela

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  9. I've had a snow day too! After a nice walk in the snow, I've spent the last few hours trying to feel my poor feet haha. It's so so pretty to look at though, and these are gorgeous photographs as always. I love the first photograph in particular :)

    xxxx

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  10. The snow looks beautiful there! We had a snow day today and I went for a wintery walk this morning when it was untouched and magical and spent the afternoon drinking hot chocolate and relaxing. When it's so cold outside all I want to do is hibernate!

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  11. My country (Greece) is something like the country of sun. The sun shines almost every day. Only a few mountains have snow. I love snow.
    Lovely post.

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  12. Theres hardly any snow in London... at least not enough for a snow day :(
    I grew up by the coast in Devon and we rarely got snow... apart from maybe once or twice in the early 80's because there are photos of me when I was little, knee deep in it!

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  13. Lovely pictures! We've had loads of snow & it's a right pain in the bum! :) x

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  14. I had half a snow day! School closed at 12 so I was home at 1:30. Bliss!

    Becky
    xx

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  15. it looks so lovely with all of the snow! surprisingly, despite living in scotland, we haven't had any snow where i am. feels so odd for england to have it and not us! xx

    www.whatlisasaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Lovely pics! We don't often get snow here either as we're near the sea but it was covered today!

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  17. it looks gorgeous there, awesome photography to

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  18. lovely photographs sweet! I love the hot chocci pictures at the bottom! We had snow in Wimbledon, however I live on a main road so it quickly dissolved! xx

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  19. THOSE HOT CHOCS ARE TO DIE FOR!!!!XXX

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  20. aw i love snow & i love winter <3 we have had snow for few months now but paige tweeted me that there was no snow in england so i understand that whole excitment now :DD
    you look awesome + your red hair look so so so lovely on snow <3

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  21. Very lovely post! And as usual - the hair is my favourite part :) But the coat is perfect as well!
    I originally come from Russia, Yekaterinburg(it's close to Siberia), so the first snow is usually mid-October, beginning on November the latest, and it lasts till mid April at least(but it might snow in June,so)
    Now I moved to the Netherlands, had first snow on Tuesday - apparently this is the Dutch version of Apocalypse as the trams and trains aren't going, the buses are full so that it's hard to breathe and it's just a national disaster :) But I think it will be gone by next week already :(

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  22. Oh, how beautiful! Yesterday they said it's going to snow in my town as well but I guess the news didn't cross the clouds because it only managed to rain and rain and rain again :( I was excited about the snow - for the first time ever! The picture look fairly, I can feel your happiness trough them ;)

    Have a nice day,
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  23. Gosh, how beautiful! That must have been sooooo exciting!
    Here in Portugal we only have snow in the mountais, so I've never seen it in my hometown, which is really sad. :(

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  24. Stunning photos Megan, you look lovely in the snow :) And, ooooo, hello there Grant!
    The hot chocolates look IMMENSE <3 XX

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  25. The pictures look lovely! I live in on the west coast of Norway, so we do get some snow, but mostly it just rains. Right now though it's freezing cold and we have a thin layer of snow/ice covering the streets. Sadly they never close the schools on snowy days...

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  26. What beautiful photos! Please can I just hae your life? Those ht chocolates look amazing too... xo

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  27. HOLY COW - Those hot chocolates look amazing! Unfortunatley, it never snows here hence I have never seen snow ( we live in Sydney Australia!) xx

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  28. Lovely pictures!!
    I live in Sweden, where there's snow every winter. The amount varies though, but generally there's quite a lot for quite some time. So it's an everyday thing for me, but I still think it's beautiful and I love it :) It makes dark winter days a bit brighter.

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  29. Megan you look incredible! Your hair is mesmerizing against the snowy backdrop! And those hot chocolates are possibly the best things I've ever seen <3

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  30. So gorgeous!!!! :">

    Gem
    gemnikkaonthego.blogspot.com

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  31. These photos are stunning! Your hair looks simply magical against the snow and your black coat. They're the epitome of winter wonderland. <3

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  32. you look stunning as always. i think i have a serious crush on your hair.

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  33. These pics are magic! Love your hair!

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  34. Oh I love the punny title, and now that song is in my head. OH NO! Wow, how beautiful. Only snow on mountains in Australia, how boring. I did live in Ireland for 2 years, and it only snowed twice, and barely at all. So I am quite jealous of your snowy landscape. And I love how your red hair sticks out against the white backdrop :D

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  35. You are one of my new favorite bloggers. You look great all the time. I bet people love to be around you.(:
    XOXO, Aspen

    ilovelittleheart.blogspot.com

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  36. I live in New Zealand and it never ever snows where i live. It only ever snows in New Zealand on the moutians and rangers.
    It looks so magical and beautiful.

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  37. Yay! You got your snow shoot! It looks so beautiful. You live in the most picturesque place (maybe it's just the snow making it look like a little toy-town, but it's probably cute all year round)

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  38. Hi! I'm from Poland and it is a lot of snow:) Beautiful photos... I invite you to my blog and session in similar climate:) I greet:)

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  39. Magical photos! Your hair looks wonderful in the snow :)x

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  40. looks just like here in sweden, though we I bet we have a little bit colder xD
    And gorgeous look, your hair just pops!

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  41. I love the pictures. you´re so pretty :)

    Lary
    www.lary-tales.blogspot.de

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  42. I would love to see how the rest of the city looks in the snow. I can imagine it would be beautiful! It snowed for all of five minutes today. I believe most of the rest of Scotland has thick snow!

    http://adventureswithcupcake.blogspot.co.uk/

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  43. Wow, those pics are stunning!! i love your coat and your hair is fab!

    Kisses, Lucy :)
    stylewithoutlimits.blogspot.cz

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  44. Oh my! What wonderful photographs! SNOW! How lucky. I've never seen real snow in my life! I live in NZ :P
    BRITNEY

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  45. Wow, these photos are so dreamy and magical! I wish it would snow here!
    xo, Tori
    http://generationscollective.blogspot.com/

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  46. Wow! Truly beautiful. You're gorgeous x

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  47. Really cute photos, but for my country (Latvia) we have snow usually starting from November (then maybe it melts) but it's always snowy Christmas and even the most of February is still snowy.
    So it's quite funny thing to hear that things like public transport doesn't go or that schools are closed on other countries because of such snow days [:
    Wishing you to have a lovely time and taking as many lovely photos as you can [: They could make really nice self-made card designs for next year's Christmas [:

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  48. These photos are amazing, I am SO jealous! It's been so so hot here in Australia lately and I just can't wait for winter! Although we generally don't get snow like that!

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  49. You, miss, are a goddess.

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  50. I'm loving seeing all this outfit posts outside with the snowflakes falling!

    Only just found your blog, so glad I did! New follower. Your hair colour is simply mermaid like, my dear! Beautiful.

    Dayner x UK Fashion, Jewellery & Lifestyle blog - mozzypop.com

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  51. These pictures under the snow are so beautiful <3

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