Plastic bags in between double layers of socks, thermos flasks filled and rations packed away, we are all ready for a full day of family sledging for the first time. There can’t be many better days than this…
I think Jonah’s reflection on the day sums it up:
I just can’t believe it’s snowed when I’ve been in England for just six weeks! I LOVE SNOW! (well nearly everything about snow) I made two snowmen with my dad. The big one is Sniggles and the child is Snuggles. I said “The snowmen are at a pub drinking beer.” because Sniggles was holding a can of Guinness beer.
It was also fun going sledging at the countryside in a field. I had the speed record and the longest distance record.
Don’t worry, I made loads of snow angels and I think the first one I made was the best. We didn’t do many snowball fights.
There’s nothing but my iPad and Yellow Ted that will stop me from playing with snow.
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We were so lucky to experience snow during our visit to Derbyshire two days after Christmas. It didn’t snow at all in the north west where we are living now and apparently, as I have fed back to colleagues back at work our Christmas highlights, it very rarely does along the Fylde coast – once in the last four years. I have also realised that there are no slopes or hills for us to access by foot if by some miracle it did snow. Although I am considering an alpine dash up the M6 to the Lake District for some extreme sledging if the conditions and timings are right! Realistically, it could be some time before we have a day like this again but I think that is what makes them extra special and a must for taking full advantage of.