Thursday, 2 December 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

We have finally caught up with the rest of the country and early on Thursday morning it snowed in Exeter. Very exciting since we'd already decided to take the day off to buy a Christmas tree, decorate it and get ready for travelling up to Preston on Friday.

We were lucky to get a tree because B&Q had shut their outdoor area where they kept the trees because it was so slippery with snow and ice. Thankfully a very kind man let us go and choose a tree, otherwise we would have had to travel much further and pay more for the tree.

After we'd got the tree in place we decided to go for a walk in the snow. We went to Stoke Woods, just North of Exeter.

The view from nearby Duryard Valley Park:

One for GB - cows wishing they were in New Zealand?!:

William slept in until nearly 3pm, but we finally managed to get him out in the snow for a whole 3 minutes before he went back to bed.

The tree this evening:


  1. A lovely warm (in the emotional rather than the degrees sense) posting.

    I think our cattle should swap homes!

  2. You call that snow! Wait till you get to Preston I'm guessing the snow will be on a completely different scale.

    Bryony stuck a tape measure in a sheltered non-drifted bit outside the house and measured 36 cm. I know when I went out to the shops I managed to miss-judge the edge of the road and ended up with snow above my knees.

  3. What a wonderfully Christmassy post!