It arrived a little later than promised last night but as we headed up those wooden stairs to Bedfordshire, the cars were already blanketed with pure, wonderful, powdery snow. And naturally, the excitement from certain members of our family on waking this morning was like nothing else. Last month when it first appeared we were all hit by the lurg and could only watch from the wrong side of a window but this time we were ready and we more than made up for it. Good timing too, with the children still on their school holidays!
Now besides taking the little people out for fun in the white stuff, I had another agenda - my new camera! Bought yesterday (after oh so much dithering, all in the name of research), I was itching to introduce my new baby to the snow, particularly with its special snow feature button which I've never had before. Actually, it also has buttons for aquariums, fireworks, sunsets, landscapes, portraits, people, subjects other than people, moving pets and children, night time shots and so on and so on. Staggering, who'd have thought all that from a little tiny pocket thing? What do you think the chances are of it providing me with a cup of tea in the morning? Unfortunately it's going to take me ages to work my way through the manual so I expect there may be some questionable photos for a while.
We had such a great time today - went with friends to our local Common. Not the most salubrious of destinations by any stretch of the imagination but in the snow it was absolutely magical. And yes, as predicted, we had to drag the two youngest back home in miserable mood, soaking wet and freezing cold from all their rolling about on the ground.
Sadly the snow just didn't let up which meant I only took a few very quick snaps. I didn't want to expose the lens to the constant snow fall and get it wet - give it time, the kid gloves will come off soon I dare say!
Back to school in the morning and with the prospect of getting the car out, suddenly the snow's not quite as much fun after all!