I’m a lucky lady, there is a lot of love in my life. My husband and small people are fabulous, I have a smashing family and some great friends. So you think you are going to get another plethora of gushing people pictures with me going on about how great they all are? No, not today.
Today I’m going to tell you about something else I have always loved with a passion, something that this Christmas week with all the delays at airports, with people not being able to get home to their loved ones because of it; I need a reminder that I do love snow. I’m just not very fond of it this week…
Growing up my step sister had a book called Snow, we all love it and often quote it at each other often with great delight and many sniggers… It’s is such a large part of our childhood that once we started having children of our own we bought copies for them too…
In fact it is currently quoted on my Facebook profile!
Daddy and I used to have the best skiing holidays, we would look forward to them all year.
I love the scrunch under my boot, I love the swish as my ski’s go though virgin powder, I love feeling the tingle of cold air on my face when you point your skis downhill and just throw caution to the wind and push off, the exhilaration of getting down a tricky bit without falling on my arse… (that does happen rather often unfortunately!) I also relish blaming those moments on too many glasses of mulled wine, could there possibly be any other explanation?
Fresh fallen snow is so pure and beautiful, so pristine, so much fun to jump in and throw to slide on and to chuck at each other, the smalls are slowly learning that involving Daddy in a snowball fight means that they will be bombarded with snowballs and yet they still do it and the giggles are just simply awesome!
and it made our trip on the Santa Train really fabulous on Saturday!
So snow, I still love you, I really do! If you are still here next week the skis will be coming out of the loft and we will be spending the day on a hillside near here for our third year of Wiltshire Skiing but until then, play nice and let people be with their loved ones for Christmas….
I hope you all have a magical merry white Christmas with the people you love.