How was your week?
It snowed in England – did you see that? It even made the news here in Canada. Having been born in England and lived there for over thirty years I see why this is such a big deal. Growing up, I would faithfully wish for snow every Christmas Eve, just once wanting to wake up to the perfect white Christmas. But alas, it eluded us. A heavy snowfall in England was what Canadian’s would call a few flurries. But it would seem, finally the UK has seen significant snowfall. So much snow, that if you have anyone from the UK on your social media you have been bombarded with pictures of snow covered gardens, roads and cars. Having now gone through several Canadian winters, dug out of driveways, run aground in my car and scrambled to find childcare as schools were closed I do have to chuckle at the pictures. How they are reacting now was how I reacted my first winter in Canada. I remember thinking would the white stuff ever stop coming. Now like veteran Canadians, it is just another day, another winter. But the weather is going crazy isn’t it? Where I live her in Southern Ontario, we went from a very spring like sixteen degrees and sunshine, to 30 cm of snow overnight this week. How is that normal? Countries all around the world are experiencing weather like they have ever seen before. Global warming? Maybe. Or perhaps its mother nature warning us that slowly we are destroying this beautiful planet we live on day by day. I for one, love the seasons. All four of them. Even the snow! I am lucky to live in a country that is equipped to handle the snow. Even though schools were closed after the last storm, everything else went on as normal. And the kids, well they enjoyed a snow day, full of building snowmen and forts or tobogganing. Snow is beautiful and magical. It brings a smile to almost every child’s face. So for all those children in the UK that have not experienced snow before, I hope you made snow angels, I hope you found makeshift toboggans and slid down a hill, built snowmen and turned your face up to the sky and caught snowflakes on your tongue. Then posted a picture of it on social media!!
Picture of the week:
Beautiful London – love this picture!
Question of the week:
What’s your favourite thing to do in the snow?
For me, walking in the beach with my dog Alex, watching the waves crash against the fresh snow.
Quote of the week?
No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.
Till next week -JJ