Thursday, December 29, 2005

A white Christmas

After a dull, grey Christmas day we got snow this week. I love snow and we rarely get more than one or two sprinklings in a year. Hidden behind the Chiltern hills it rarely reaches us in anything more than a half-hearted way. This time it was only our usual inch, but the temperatures have stayed low so it hasn't turned into slush and everything has taken on a white glow. Yesterday we went with various neighbours - five adults, three children and a dog, as well as our own family - to a local country park. The children and dog had a great time playing in the snow, and the fresh air and exercise did the adults good! One neighbour brought flasks of hot chocolate which we drank by the side of a frozen lake. The snow covered trees were stunningly beautiful and for once I remembered to take a camera.

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