It's only two weeks until Christmas!!!! It's also time for another Throwback Thursday!
Despite being the day of my first ever real, live, proper university exam, today was rather exciting; I witnessed my first snowfall of winter 2014! However, by this time four years ago, in 2010, it was a bit of a different story, Scotland was already covered in a thick blanket of snow.
The snow started on a Sunday, the same Sunday as my winter dance show. I remember having to set off about 40 minutes before I had to be at the school, where the dance show was being held, because the heavy snowfall had already made the roads treacherous - the school is only about 10 minutes away by car!
I have a distinct memory of waking up in a panic the following morning certain I was going to be late for school as my parents hadn't shouted me awake. It turned out that so much snow had fallen over night that school was cancelled. In fact, so much snow continued to fall that school ended up being cancelled for a whole week!
As I was 14 at the time, I didn't have any Christmas exams to worry about like some of the older pupils. The days off school were spend sledging, drinking lots of hot chocolate, trekking through shin high snow to the other end of town to meet up with friends and ploughing my way to the shops to run errands for my elderly neighbour.
Linlithgow loch completely froze over and was so solid that you could walk from one side to the other. Instead of going for a family walk round the loch, we went for a family walk across it!
I know a lot of people, especially the adults, found the extreme snowfall an inconvenience: roads were shut, people couldn't get to work and shops ran low on stock. However, I absolutely loved it! I have such fond memories of this week and would be more than happy to see a snowfall like it again - maybe this time it could last until Christmas day!
|My rabbit playing in the snow!|
Have you ever experienced a white Christmas?
Lots of Love,