Getting snowed in

We live quite high up in the Lancashire hills and it’s all a bit rural and quiet out here. Every few years we tend to get a bad case of snow when everyone else gets a sprinkling. We kind of expect it and accept we’re going to be snowed in. I always forget though, how the start of cabin fever can actually feel and how I last about 48 hours before I start getting twitchy. I really wasn’t expecting the “Beast from the east” to be this bad. After all, the weather is forever going on about “the coldest winter on record”, isn’t it?


So I was a bit shocked to wake up to our entire street covered in a deep blanket of snow. I spent the next 24 hours in denial. Of course it wasn’t going to snow non-stop and of course I’d be able to get to work. But it did snow non-stop and I didn’t get to work for two whole days. Lucky for me we can work from home for most things, so we ended up stuck indoors for a good couple of days, juggled the boys, and enjoyed the billions of snacks that the OH had bought during his preps for it. (We seem to have a lot of scones for some reason).

Z managed to have a lot of fun in it but the toddler was mostly kept indoors on account of growing out of his snow suit. There’s another one on order but he was mostly happy just tottering about in it and then running back into the house. I’ve seen that it’s warming up very soon and it’s felt so much milder today at -1. Next week is going to probably be short sleeve weather at a grand 4 degrees. I have to say, I was very glad to finally see some visible tarmac again on our street!

27 thoughts on “Getting snowed in”

  1. Your photos are amazing, the snow looks so much more pretty in rural areas. The last one looks particularly beautiful with the setting sun. Here we just have cars covered in snow and difficulty in seeing the road from the pavement. My kids have shown no interest in going out in the snow to play. I think they are fed up of winter now and so am I. I used to love snow, but there is no way I can go in it. Fortunately, being stuck at home is something I’m very used to.

  2. Juggling kids and working from home – never easy that! I’m slightly jealous actually, you had proper snow. We had about 5cm but school was closed for four days. Love the sunset pic by the way, that is magical. #mysundayphoto

  3. I’m the same I can work from home and work encourage it. We’ve had the joy of running out of oil and the delivery not being able to come. I’m not sure if it was due to snow (the drifts have been awful on the roads until tractors cleared them) or because they’re swamped. One of the guys did go and get some but it’s not enough to push through the pipe. Thankfully we have a woodburner.

    I’m glad the thaw is coming. We didn’t have it really badly but the drifts were what made the school close on Friday

  4. What a gorgeous sunset photo. You had tonnes of snow! Shame you still had to work though, the best thing about being a teacher was having snow days off to have fun playing in the snow with the kids. Although going back into work with a massive backlog isn’t fun either! Glad you managed to get outside and juggle things!
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  5. I have to say I was also entirely cynical about how much snow there would be, especially in London. We only ever get a 30 second flurry so to have snow cover for 3 whole days was pretty much unheard of before. Like you though, I’m glad it’s on the way out now, so ready for spring X #Mysundayphoto
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  6. Such pretty photos, it is so beautiful if you don’t have to go anywhere. I was really shocked that we had another bout of snow here, it is so rare for us as we are in a vale and I think A was about 18 months when we last had proper snow. Surely that has to be it now? I think we deserve some sunshine now

  7. Such gorgeous pictures Tas, it was so cold but so very beautiful, our kids will remember last week forever and as much as it was a pain I am so glad they will have that memory x

  8. Snow days are not the fun you imagine with a toddler – mine is a glove and hat refuser so I wasn’t keen to push getting outside. My 6 year old was reluctant too so we put snow in the kitchen sink and they loved snowballs out the window!

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