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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow :)))

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Snow is unusual for me. I grew up in Florence, Tuscany, and it hardly ever snows there. The first snow I remember was when I was about 7 or 8 and my older sister had to come and pick me up from school when they closed because of the weather. I remember walking home with her in this amazing whiteness that I'd never seen before.
I can't remember any other snowfalls of note while I was growing up.

Then, in 1989, I moved to London. I was here for a year before I had to temporarily go back to Italy for family reasons. Of course the winter I was back in Italy it snowed in London :D
Since then, a few flakes have fallen now and again, but nothing major. Generally just enough to have sludge within 5 minutes. Last winter there was a huge snowfall, first just before Christmas, then again in January - I was like an overexcited puppy!

Here's a few pictures I took at the time:

Alexandra Park and Ally Pally (these were taken when I walked to work some time before 8 am on 6th January - I'd started going by bus but when I saw the scenery I got off and walked)
























This is Finsbury Park on my way home in the afternoon, with ducks skating on frozen pond :)






And this is the Parkland Walk, from Finsbury Park to my home












And this year we have more, it's been snowing the last couple of days :)))
It's not as much as last year yet, but winter hasn't even started yet (although you wouldn't say by the cold!), so I'm hopeful for tons more :)))
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  • THINRONNA
    Wow! Thanks for the pictures! I've got to get to London.
    3610 days ago
  • BUGGYS
    Love the photos and I love the first snowfalls of the season...it brings a sense of peace and tranquility. I live in Wisconsin and will experience the first snowfall tonight with 5 inches expected! emoticon
    3610 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6519194
    Love your pics! I grew up and am aging in the Midwest USA and snow has always been a part of my life. There is a quiet peace that comes over everything after a good snowfall that never grows old. Of course after 2 or 3 days, I'm sick of it and dreaming of sandy beaches and buff beach boys.....

    Diana
    3610 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    Fab photos! :-) I remember last year only too well. We had fun and a half just walking the ten minute walk to Waitrose for the Christmas shopping, and then, after getting stranded because the ice was too slippy to get a purchase on while dragging a shopping trolley loaded with food and carrying bags, we had to wait for nearly an hour for a taxi to drive the ten minute walk home! LOL

    My neighbour then went to Scotland for the New Year, and got stranded up there for a week!

    So far this year it is crazy, and I am begging for enough of a let-up to at least get to my daughter's wedding. It took Anne an hour and a half to drive to a hospital appointment yesterday. A hospital that is only a couple of miles away. Crazy!

    Mind you, as it was a 'snow day' we had a lovely walk to Highwoods for a couple of hours. The weather has its compensations. :-)

    It might be time for this country to invest in better snow equipment. :-)
    Hugs,
    Lex xxx
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    3610 days ago
  • RUNDARCYRUN
    LOVE IT!! So beautiful!! I'm getting lots of snow over here in northern Germany too!!
    3610 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4929386
    Yeah!
    Loads of snow here in Scotland too. I'm at home with my parents in Inverness and looks like I might be stranded as I'm meant to be going back to Edinburgh tomorrow but all trains are cancelled.
    Still there are worse places I could be stranded and I love the snow too - yipee!
    Lxx
    3610 days ago
  • TWOTIMESS
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    I saw on the weather report that the UK will have more of it. I haven't seen snow in almost 25 years - we seldom if ever get snow.
    3611 days ago
  • IGAMOGAM1
    Those photos are lovely. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    I love the snow too, it makes everything look so clean and magical - but I do feel sorry for those who need to travel in it!
    I hadn't realised you had so much snow in London - I live near Basingstoke and we had loads last year too & are now frozen in mainly with icy roads. My kids are still in school though - as they have kept it open and we are close enough to walk there :) (they love snow too!)
    3611 days ago
  • IGAMOGAM1
    Those photos are lovely. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    I love the snow too, it makes everything look so clean and magical - but I do feel sorry for those who need to travel in it!
    I hadn't realised you had so much snow in London - I live near Basingstoke and we had loads last year too & are now frozen in mainly with icy roads. My kids are still in school though - as they have kept it open and we are close enough to walk there :) (they love snow too!)
    3611 days ago
  • MARCYNA
    Che invidia. Quì splende il sole, anche se c'è l'allarme neve, ma sul mare è difficile che nevichi seriamente.
    Bellissime foto, che bella la neve!!!! emoticon emoticon
    3611 days ago
  • JWOURMS
    Great photos.
    I'm Canadian - so no stranger to Snow - particularly in the prairie provinces. It can be any ware from plus 40 to minus 40 Celsius.
    I find it a bit amusing how life stops here - but there's no need for London to have snowplows either - so I guess life comes to a stop.
    I hope my husband makes it home - he's suppose to be flying in from Sweden this morning.
    3611 days ago
  • GOANNA2
    Let it snow, let it snow.
    What a wonderful sight and I envy you when you can get out
    and walk. There is always some magic when everything is so
    beautiful.

    Even though it is raining here, it is still hot and muggy and I will
    visualize that I am with you over there and getting some coolness.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Anna emoticon emoticon
    3611 days ago
  • 2MCHCHKLIT
    These are very pretty, and they help get me in the Christmas spirit! emoticon
    3611 days ago
  • no profile photo LYFO12
    Beautiful photos! The scenery is just gorgeous! But give me summer anytime...our winters are so coooold and we're always buried in snow! Sometimes it's -40 celcius with the wind factor. Brrrr
    3611 days ago
  • THROOPER62
    Beautiful pictures
    3611 days ago
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