We seem to keep jumping from snow to spring and back to snow again! Not long after my post about playing in the snow during The Beast from the East and Storm Emma, we had the Mini Beast from the East drop another load of snow in Gloucestershire. I’d mentioned on Twitter that I’d never actually taken my children sledging before and instantly felt bad about it. So with the next snowfall (which is our fifth round of snow this winter), I corrected that.
Our first attempt at sledging, was Bunny, testing out if she could sledge on a tea tray – this was something I did with my friends when I was a little girl. It resulted in Bunny having a very cold wet bum, as she slipped off the tray half way down! You can see a short clip of it on my Instagram (I’m on Instagram as @crazywithtwins – come and follow me on there if you aren’t already!).
A good friend of ours (more like family really) has a field with a barn and we love to visit them and spend time there, catching up whilst the children play. So we called in on this snowy day and they just so happened to have an actual sledge. So I took the children sledging PROPERLY down the field. Then we headed into the barn to warm up and dry off by the fire with a cup of tea… and then went back out for more snow fun. We did this for a good few hours, until it was time to head home for dinner. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day for all of us and Bunny got to hang out with our friends son, who is a similar age to her.
Just ONE WEEK after all that snow fun, we have sprung into spring and spent a day playing outdoors. I didn’t even need a coat! We’d gone from minus temperatures to 11 degrees and warm sunshine, in such a short time. My snowy log pile photo on instagram, was followed by bright blue skies and pink blossom trees. There are daffodils at the side of the roads and on roundabouts and the snow is long forgotten.
From snow to spring in just one week. What a dramatic change in weather, but how lovely that we were able to go and spend much of the day outdoors two weekends in a row. We went to an Easter fete, had a mini picnic and went to play in a different park.
I hear we are forecast another wave of snow over Easter, so perhaps daffodils followed by snowy daffodils could be up next on insta?