As with most years, I hope with all my heart from late October to late March that we endure a winter with little snow and just a frosting of glittering ice.
It’s not that I don’t like snow, I enjoy the soft crunch as my feet sink down into the white fluffy stuff, I love the look of the countryside smothered in white, trees bare but weighed down with snow! What I don’t like is getting up on a working morning to the prospect of de-icing the car, which won’t warm up until I’m just pulling into my space at work. I detest the media coverage that tries it’s best to make you think the new ice age is upon us! I don’t like driving in the conditions but I think that some people should have just a little more confidence and some people a little less!
It has to be said that I may sound here like a grumpy old man! Bah! I’ve been out digging the stuff today and I like that, that satisfaction of clearing the driveway, sweat dripping from my brow, my back aching from the effort. My little boy helped me which was good, a little bit of son and Dad bonding (though he’s only 10 and I’m sure he’ll conveniently disappear, just like his two older brothers did today, once he hits 13).
It’s actually not too bad having the snow on a weekend when I have no travel planned and as long as it doesn’t dump a load tonight I’ll be happy, or happier! Tell me about your weather, do you like snow?