10 December 2017

Enjoying the first snow day of this winter in London!

As you may very well have seen from the news, it was the first snow day here in London. In fact, pretty much all over the country! Once we found out it had been snowing, we got really excited and giddy and said to our daughter we should get up quick to go out. To which she said "Later, I'm watching My Little Pony". 

That, I suppose is one of those things that happen when you've had at least one proper snow-filled holiday a year as we have been visiting my family in Finland. She's seen so much snow it just isn't that special anymore! And she knows how harsh it can get...

girl in snow

local park in snow

dad and daughter walking in snow

girl making a snowball


But anyway, after a quick breakfast biccie and a bit more persuasion, off we went to the local park to build.... a pony. Because what else would a My Little Pony- mad child want to build? The hair and tail was made from twigs, the eyes from mini snowballs, and it got many admiring looks from passers-by. And in the end, it was difficult to get Aili to leave the park, as she wanted to stay there to cuddle and kiss her pony. Not to mention, when she realised we had forgot to make a cutie-mark, we nearly had to turn back!

dad building a snow pony

girl rolling a snow ball

mum and daughter petting the snow pony

family picture in park

hugging the snow pony


After more than an hour out we were thoroughly soaked and our cold toes really needed some warmth. A cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows home was just what the doctor ordered! 

Now we're just left wondering how the rest of the week will go - as is usual, when there is even a smattering of snow, London seems to grind to a standstill, the shops are empty after panic purchases of all the bread and milk and eggs, and the trains and schools grind to a halt... 


Did you enjoy the snow?




24 comments:

  1. We didn't have any snow and we're 40 miles outside London. Typical. We only had a small flurry of snow but it didn't settle. You seem to be having fun and love the snow sculptures x Popping over from #CountryKids xx

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    1. Oh we had such a great time in the snow - it was ridiculously wet though so had to dry our clothes a long time :) Shame you guys didn't have any!

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  2. Oh how wonderful and I love your snowy My Little Pony, what a perfect snowman alternative and perfectly built. Kissing a snow pony must leave you very cold indeed, no wonder you needed hot chocolate to warm up but so worth it. Something you will all remember for years to come. You had our quota of snow too, sadly not a flake for us but I've enjoyed seeing your snowy photos.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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    1. What a shame you didn't get any snow - hopefully you'll get some at some point. It was fun building a pony, we might try a snow bunny next time :) Thanks for hosting!

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  3. Awww I've never seen a snow pony before - love it ! #countrykids

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    1. It was fun building it, although it did break a few times!

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  4. Excellent snow pony. Ours didn't settle that much although it did come down for 5 hours and we are just south of London. Sarah #CountryKids

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    1. That's a shame - the snow we had was very wet and I was afraid it would go down by the afternoon. It was alright, but it did get quite slushy. Hopefully you'll get some too before winter is over!

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  5. It was my son's birthday, and we were away in Poole with no snow so we headed home early, had a nightmare 4 hour journey, but it was worth it to see his face when we got home and he ran straight out into the garden #CountryKids

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    1. Oh I can imagine the journey would have been horrendous! I heard of so many people getting stuck in on the motorway, not to mention there were several accidents. Glad you got to enjoy the snow eventually though!

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  6. That snow practice seems to have come in handy though - that is the best snow My Little Pony I have ever seen! #countrykids

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    1. Ha ha thank you! We had a lot of fun building it :)

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  7. Oh wow what an incredible snow Pony! That's fab. We had a fair bit of snow (and two snow days) and we built a snowman but he fell over! hehe #CountryKids

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    1. Ha - they never last long do they! Ours melted by the next morning!

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  8. We're definitely not very well prepared for the snow in the UK - I can imagine it is quite a different story in Finland! Love that you made a snow pony instead of a snowman and looks like you all had fun enjoying your first snow day in London :-) #countrykids

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    1. Oh it was great to do something a bit different! Finland is great for snow, too bad we haven't had a chance to go there this year.

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  9. Your snow pony is awesome! I have a My Little Pony mad child here too... I might need to steal this idea for the next time we have snow :) #countrykids

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    1. Oh you'll have to! If we are lucky to get more snow (unlikely) I think we'll do a snow bunny next.

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  10. Monkey was so disappointed that we didn't get any snow! I am secretly hoping we will get some more so that he will be able to go out and play in it x #CountryKids

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    1. Oh no what a shame! It is gutting isn't it when you see it all over social media but you are left out...

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  11. What great pictures! You were so lucky to get snow, we only got the tiniest covering. #countrykids

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    1. Yeah - it is such a shame that we get very little of it here in UK. I do feel lucky, at least we had it one day this winter.

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  12. What a great pony. I hope London wasn't too bad. I hated having to get the train out of London when it snowed, complete nightmare! #CountryKids

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    1. Oh it was thankfully alright - I was worried it would be dreadful but it melted quite quick!

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