Ella’s school decided before she left this morning that they were closing due to the snow. She was ecstatic to be having a snow day!
Aiden found out his college was closed just before he got on the bus so he was happy to be able to come home.
Kaycee’s school decided to stay open. She waited in the cold, snowy weather for the bus which was late. The traffic was terrible and she was already late. She ended up getting off before they got to school and walking the rest of the way.
Her school then decided to close at 12 anyway so it had all been a bit of a faff for nothing.
Ella has spent the whole day with her friends. They played in the snow and went to each other’s houses when they got too cold!
The snow continued most of the day. It’s the most snow we’ve seen in years. They were so excited to finally be able to use the sledges I bought them for Christmas about 5 years ago!
This cold snowy weather we have at the moment is thanks to what is now known as The Beast From The East.
I had to laugh when I read the following on the BBC:
Step outside if you dare.
The Beast from the East is unleashing a snow bomb super cyclone polar vortex monster storm.
Or “winter” as it used to be called.
I remember a particularly bad winter when we were without power for about a week. We ran out of candles and struggled to buy more because the shops also ran out!
We toasted bread on a long fork on the coal fire and played board games at night to keep us occupied. At the time it was exciting for the first day or so but then it got boring and we just wanted the TV back!
It wasn’t given a fancy nickname as I recall, it was just a bad winter!