Surviving Snowmageddon


We had so much fun over the weekend and thought I would share a few of our photos. If you haven’t heard of Snowmageddon where have you been hiding? Snow has pretty much rocked the entire UK and I have never seen anything like it! Neither has Mark so we used the opportunity to take the sledge and took the boys out.

The sledge we used was the same one Mark and his sister used growing up, he couldn’t wait to use it. As soon as we crossed the road and was on the path, the boys eagerly jumped on. Watching their faces as Mark pushed them up and down the path was pretty much priceless. It isn’t very often that I have my pictures taken, but I wasn’t going to be missing out! You just don’t know if we are going to be seeing snow like this again!

For the past few days, Peterborough schools were closing due to the snow. Our school (which I won’t name) has a 10-year record for staying open. A record I think the head teacher is keen to keep, I did wonder however if Saturday had been a school day whether he would have shut.

Jack has been loving the snow, which I didn’t think he would. He is um, a little bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to certain things, like getting cold. But he really enjoyed just running around throwing snowballs. Watching him just being a kid and not asking for the tablet was really refreshing. I just wish this was an everyday occurrence.

After a while, we thought we would go and knock for their cousin. Hanging outside their aunt’s house were these pretty impressive icicles. We broke a couple of and handed them to the boys. We have been watching Harry Potter lately and they must have been taking more of it in than we realised. Oliver especially as he walks off and watches tele in the playroom when it is on.

After picking Z up we walked to an area with a really long path, it also had lots of grass (not that you could tell). Z loved pulling the sledge with Oliver on. They both had lots of fun and it was lovely to see them play together.

On the way back home (about 3-5 minute walk) Jack decided that he wanted to make a gigantic snow ball. He started to roll one, just like you would if you were making a snowman. His plan was to roll it all the way home, which would have been fine if there wasn’t a footbridge we needed to use.

After several attempts, he managed to keep one together. He started by carrying it and every now and again he would put it back on the floor to continue to roll it.

His school has a “toolbox” of expressions, Concentrations, Perseverance and Resillence to name just 3. Jack used all 3 with his snowball. He managed to carry/roll it up the footbridge and rolled it all the way down. Despite complaining that his back was starting to hurt he continued. He wouldn’t accept my help and he carried on.

Seeing him smile with his gigantic snowball made it all worthwhile though!



  1. 4th March 2018 / 5:33 pm

    This is so cute! I’m really not a fan of the snow but I love seeing pictures of people making the most of it!


  2. 4th March 2018 / 9:24 pm

    Ahh! It looks like you had fantastic fun in the snow….
    Those icicles really are impressive x

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