The Vanilla Swarm

On Thursday afternoon’s school run I couldn’t believe how cold it was, I could tell that snow was on the way. We’ve had a fair bit of snow lately I really didn’t expect more. In fact when clearing out the understairs cupboard the other day I was tempted to box up and pack away the wellies for next winter. I’m so glad I didn’t! Friday morning we woke to tons of the white stuff. Kate Bush has 50 words for snow, including vanilla swarm, eiderfalls, erase-o-dust, whippochino, but the words that came to my mind that morning are unprintable. Enough already, it’s supposed to be Spring!

Still, the world carries on, and fresh snow is beautiful, I love the way it covers the muck up. So we got ready and I took the kids to school. The Little Man took a little longer than usual, he’s still completely in awe of the snow and has to stop every 10 seconds to feel it with his gloved hands. Star decided to make Gruffalo prints in the snow all the way to school which was lovely, only I didn’t have my camera with me.

By lunchtime I’d had a call from the school to pick up Boo as she wasn’t very well. I’m not sure what was wrong with her but her recovery was pretty quick?

In the afternoon I have to pick up Little Man at 3p.m and the girls at 3.30p.m. I usually take Little Man for a walk to the shops to fill in the time, but it was so cold I came home and begged Dad to go and pick up Star so I didn’t have to go out again.

It carried on snowing. By Saturday morning we had tons. Star looked out of the window and said, ‘wow, it’s a winter wonderland out there’ which is fine, but it’s supposed to be SPRING!

So we made yet another snowman. This one was named Snowy by the Little Man, original I know, but he is only two!

It’s almost tea time now and still snowing. Will it ever stop? Sorbet deluge, boomerangablanca, deamondi-pavlova, icyskidsi…..I love Kate bush.

Here’s a few photo’s, no kids, but they were there at some point.

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  1. March 24, 2013 / 8:18 am

    Now that is a lot of snow! I have just watched the forecast and there is no end in sight. Time to embrace the idea of a frozen Easter Bunny this year! Your snowy names are inspired and I hope the children will continue to enjoy the fun of snow play while we wait for Summer to arrive.

  2. March 24, 2013 / 12:13 pm

    We haven't had proper snow. Your pics are lovely, but you're right, snow is for the winter! It's time it went and we got a bit of proper spring weather.

  3. March 26, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    Wow, you had lots more snow than we did, nowhere near enough to build another snowman here. Monkey was not happy, but I'm much happier without it.

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