Unlike most of the country the snow passed us by this week. I was desperately hoping for a snow day on Friday as were the boys. But it didn’t happen, despite being forecast, much to our disappointment. If you follow me on instagram you would have seen me moaning about it! On Saturday we had decided to go on a steam train experience Father Christmas had given Kipper. However when we checked there wasn’t a steam training running just an old diesel. Plus half the track has been affected by engineering works. Cursing that British Rail has even started affecting our days out. We decided to head over to Alice Holt to give the Zog Trail a go. It was bright and sunny and probably a better use of the good weather.

The forest is about an hours drive from us. As we went over the Hogs Back we suddenly started to notice snow. A little dusting at first and then the trees and bushes were all covered to. The husband laughed at me as it honestly hadn’t occurred to me that we would encounter snow. By the time we turned up the road for the forest it was obvious I had underestimated the situation. When we arrived the facilities were all shut. The kids however had seen the several inches of snow that lined the road down to the forest and there was no way we were going to get away with turning round. So we joined the other cars parked up on the side and walked down to the forest. Thankfully we had enough cold weather gear with us to get away with it.

The boys had a great time running around chucking snowballs at each other and us. We then set about building some snowmen. Although Kipper missed the point and thought it would be more fun to kick them down. Eventually we convinced him not to. I was pretty impressed with how they turned out.

It really hadn’t been my intention to find snow. But as we reflected on leaving it was the best type of snow. Really lovely and thick, quite untouched in places and the best bit was being able to drive away from it knowing it wouldn’t be hindering our movements for the rest of the weekend! Of course we will have to go back to do the Zog Trail another weekend.

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  1. Margaret Gallagher Reply

    The simple things in life often give the greatest pleasures

  2. Kayleigh Watkins Reply

    Oh wow what a lovely surprise after the disappointing no show of snow near home and the railway let down, the boys look like they had a fab day xx

  3. Alice Colling Reply

    Snow is always so magical for children! Unfortunately we have had none this year….

  4. This is so funny as, at the weekend, we drove nearer your way and there was a point on the A3 where suddenly there was no snow! It was so odd! We had so much of it and Alice Holt isn’t far from us – it looks like they had a great time in the snow! x

  5. I’m glad you and your family found some snow to play in. We had plenty of snow up here in the North West, and it stuck around for the best part of a week in the form of very icy roads and pavements. It looked lovely in our garden and the park beyond, but getting out to the shops was a bit of an experience as for some reason the supermarket had not put salt down near the doorway so it was very slippy.

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