A Sign of Things to Come?

Snow finally graced the rolling hills of Devon this week, much to me and my friends delight. It's been nigh on a decade since we had snow at such an impressive level and the whole experience captured our hearts and it really does bring out the best in people.

However, I couldn't help but sense a feeling of animosity from the adults I was around during the snowy period. You see for children and teenagers, you don't need to worry about anything, you can just run outside and fall down sloping hills and cover yourself in snow for a few hours and then come home, shivering cold but grinning from ear to ear to be welcomed by mugs of hot chocolate, warm fires and a blanket from under which you can barely manage to let out a sigh of happiness.



But with the fact you have to drive to work over frozen roads, barely being able to see out of your windscreen due to the flurry of white flakes bearing down at you from all directions can understandably dampen ones love for snow.

But this seems like another small, but definite warning to me, time is running out, you shan't be young forever. One day, you'll be muttering and grumbling because you kids will drag you all the way up to the top of some ridiculous hill just so they can slide down it on a piece of wood. However despite the horrible prophecies I seemed to get throughout my snow day, I still loved every last second, savouring it more and more as the time went by and the precious flakes began to melt. I may grow old one day, but for now, I'm still a kid.

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kik36 Feb 4, 09
It is scary as hell driving to work in the snow!! But mainly because of other idiot drivers. If it snows I try to take a snow day with the kids. I love playing in the snow.....most people would call me easily amused, but it truly is amazing to me. Not all of us adults are stuffy

Glad you had a snow day, it sounds fantastic and I'm jealous! We haven't had a proper snow day here for the last 2 years.
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dynamic Feb 4, 09
Well that gives me some hope.

It was probably a very average amount compared to what some people are used to be, but it only snows here once in a blue moon, so we just jump at any hint of it!
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jespomo Feb 4, 09
It is pretty horrible driving to/from work in the snow but I still want it to snow more! We hardly ever have any where I live, everywhere else in Britain is still getting it while we have blue skies and green grass.
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dynamic Feb 4, 09
It's pretty much turned into rain today, which is depressing me further!
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jespomo Feb 5, 09
This may depress you further, yesterday it was like summer, yet last night we had about 4 inches of snow! Doesn't look likely that I'll be going to work today.
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harbin Feb 7, 09
Pretty awesome snowball.... I managed to get school off. £30 EMA for 3 days work
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Tweety Pie Feb 9, 09
Snowballing + sledging + snowmen + igloos = FUN!!!

Having the flu while you still insist on doing it is incredibly unhoopy though.

The rain isn't especially melting the snow, it'll freeze tonight I reckon.
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dynamic Feb 9, 09
Yeah, I was barely recovering from a cold when I went out, it bought about the sniffles a little more, I have to say.
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Kurtiswalsh Feb 9, 09
Very good blog Dynamic and fantasticly written.

Here in Liverpool we only had proper snow for a day and it all went after that, so i've been in school all week

Half-Term on Friday though not to worry, although i really want to play out in the snow
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