Blame it on the weatherman.

So snow was a no show for us this time. My kids kept me updated throughout Tuesday on what a variety of weather forecasts were predicting, their excitement rising by the hour with promises of 2 hours of heavy snow on one site.

But then as afternoon turned to evening the forecasters withdrew their promises one by one, downgrading us to sleet or plain old rain. Visions of snowmen and sledging snatched cruelly away, my kids grumbled their way to bed, knowing that come the morning there would be no excuse for a bonus day at home.

In the end we did get some snow, a smidge, a smatter, half a tea cup full of sleety stuff. It snowed and hailed simultaneously – snailed you could say. Then it thundered too. I don’t think it could quite decide what to do, but what it certainly didn’t do was blanket us in crisp white stuff.

I tried to make the kids laugh with suggestions of building Rainman, but they had neither heard of the film or even of Dustin Hoffman so it was lost on them.

 

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We did get a beautiful sunrise on the school run, but you have to be older to appreciate their beauty I think. Max moaned it was in his eyes and Syd took to hiding entirely under a blanket for the duration.

 

syd keeps warm

 

They are starting to lobby me to move North where snow may be more regular. Scotland looks lovely and the house prices are certainly more reasonable, but to upend ourselves from one end of the island to the other merely in pursuit of Olaf and his buddies and perhaps a spot of tea tray surfing seems a little extreme to me.

The lack of snow is probably partly my fault, after all I did buy a sledge in 2012, so is it any wonder we have had no decent snow since?! So my plea is to weathermen, don’t mention the snow unless you are going to give us a cast iron guarantee that we will be whooping down hills on sledges the following morning, we just can’t take the disappointment,

Love Miss Cisco XXX

 

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  1. January 15, 2015 / 9:46 am

    We had snow and we’re up here in the North east in Northumberland just down from Scotland….It didn’t last long! There wasn’t even enough to build a snowman 🙁
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  2. January 15, 2015 / 10:08 am

    Rubbish wasn’t it. We did get enough for me to play with Lego (a very small amount) but my boys were disappointed that they couldn’t even do that because they were at school. I really fancy a snow scooter – but maybe I need to not buy one as it will put the snow off coming.
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  3. January 15, 2015 / 11:56 am

    We didn’t get any snow and my boys are driving me bonkers. They saw on the news that others had got some and now they are asking when we are getting some.

    So cute hiding under the blanket. I have many mornings where I’d love to do that!
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  4. January 15, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    Aaron has been praying for snow. My school Mum friend said we got some this morning, except we didn’t. She got it, even though she is only 1.5 miles away (higher ground) but like you say, it was just a smattering and not enough to build a snowman. With Frozen being SUCH a huge film it’s a shame we didn’t have the big dump of it we have had in previous years. Instead we got loads back when I was pregnant and was having to scarily balance on it. I’d much rather it now.
    All is not lost as it does sometimes snow in February and in 2013 it snowed in April xxx
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  5. Anne Wallwin
    January 15, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    every year they predict Armageddon but it never arrives!

  6. January 15, 2015 / 4:12 pm

    We are missing the snow too this year. The mild weather has been great though. Can’t wait for the days to be longer now.
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  7. January 15, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    My two have been very disappointed we haven’t had any either – I hate to tell them that we are in completely the wrong place of the country to ever likely see proper snow in the near future! I am secretly quite pleased though!
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  8. January 15, 2015 / 8:33 pm

    I got super excited when the snow started to fall but it was a pretty poor show the next day. I remain hopeful for more,we usually get snowed in at least once a year
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  9. January 16, 2015 / 10:31 am

    Too right! I’d convinced myself (and the kids) we wouldn’t have any, so was surprised to see the smallest covering on Wednesday morning. There was enough for snowballs (to my younger son’s delight and my displeasure), but nowhere near enough for sledging on snowmen.
    It’s snowing up north RIGHT NOW, but we have the bluest sky we’ve seen for weeks.
    Oh, thanks for putting B*witched in my head. I will enjoy that when I’m trying to get to sleep tonight.
    ‘The rain goes on… And on and on again…. ‘
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  10. January 16, 2015 / 7:10 pm

    We have had about two minutes worth of snow – the kids got their wellies on ready to play out in it and it was gone before they were done 😉
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  11. January 18, 2015 / 9:25 am

    I didn’t tell the little ones as I know all promises of snow mainly fail to arrive – doesn’t stop me sulking though
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