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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Friday, 2 March 2018

The snow arrives

 The snow has arrived. I woke up on Wednesday to these views from the bedroom window. I decided to put on the walking boots and enjoy the pristine snow.



















 I walked to Blackheath and then on to Greenwich Park.














 The scenery was magical and surprisingly quiet.



 This is where everyone was hanging out. Many children were off school and taking advantage of the snow to try out those sledges they had found at the back of the garage.




Since then we have had some of the lowest temperatures I can remember. We have also had a storm with its high winds. At home pipes have frozen and as a consequence the heating stopped (hair dryer to the rescue!). As I write this, the snow is falling heavily so I think I will make myself a cup of tea and stay home.

19 comments:

  1. Lowest temperature you can remember, come on you were around in 1963 and that was colder plus the snow hung around till Easter.

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  2. That is just too much .... a beautiful much .... but gosh. (Take all my words with a grain of salt, I am the worst weather wimp in the world and I really hate to be cold.)

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  3. OMG!! totally covers with snow!!

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  4. In Poland is very cold too but in Silesia we do not have any snow. Yesterday we had - 16 C at night

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  5. Stay warm there. How deep did the snow get?

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  6. It does look pretty, and so peaceful. But enough is enough! May your pipes stay warm, your heater working, and your tea supply plentiful!

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  7. Assuming Greenwich Park is in Greenwich, that is quite some walk. Isn't there a train? Oh, yes, English trains don't work in the snow, which is rather odd. First time I have heard of thawing out pipes with a hairdryer, but it is pretty obvious.

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  8. Here it is exactly the same only I escaped the worst cold, but yesterday it snowed again. It's hard for me to get adjusted to the temperature difference ! From 30 to - 6°C is hard !

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  9. Oh yes, how good does the pristine snow look in your photos.

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  10. Yes it's lovely when it's new and fresh but now I want it gone. I hope there was no damage from your frozen pipes.

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  11. Who had expected this weather in March! Snow can be so nice when it has just arrrived and the whole world changes in a fairytale!

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  12. Just lovely. I like to walk in fresh snow, too, when there isn't too much of it. I love the picture of all the people playing in the park. :-)

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  13. Lovely light and snow at last! Enjoy

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  14. The snow looks pure and pretty and of course fun for the kids.

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  15. When I traveled home last Tuesday via Heathrow, it was snowing there, but not enough to bother me or any of the planes arriving/leaving. And when I got back to Norway, it was freezing cold, but only a smattering of snow here and there from a few days earlier.

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  16. So pretty - I love snow!

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  17. It's so beautiful!! A snowy landscape is always special. It's been quite a winter this year. We also got a lot of snow and very low temperatures.

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