Saturday, 19 January 2013

Winter Wonderland

If you live in the UK, I'm sure you are aware that it has been snowing here, even if you haven't looked out of your window. Right now, I think my Facebook has more snow pictures than cat pictures, which is definitely saying something! You'll have to excuse the Christmassy nature of this post title, I'm not feeling very imaginative today!

I'm not the biggest fan of snow. I'm too aware that after snow, we get ice, and when we get ice, I fall over. I fell in town last year, and nobody came to help me. People literally stepped over me, and since then I've lost my faith in humanity and I'm also a bit scared of ice. Having the problems that I have with my leg means that my balance is pretty off, and I find it really difficult to get around. Fortunately, my university have been really understanding and sent me all of my notes for this week so I don't have to attempt to get in, so I've been a lot less stressed about the snow and decided to actually enjoy it for once (from a distance of course!).

My mum very kindly went to the post office for me this morning and picked up my winter boots that I'd ordered, and we decided to go for a walk in the snow after we'd been to check on my grandparents. My grandparents live in quite a horrible area, but there is a really pretty village right next to them, so we decided to have a walk around (I'm okay if I have somebody I can hold onto and someone to pick me up if I fall over) and take some pictures.

Isn't undisturbed snow just gorgeous?
The church and the graveyard are really beautiful in the snow. The church is actually supposed to be haunted; my mum refuses to go up there at night because it's so eerie. They've started doing ghost walks up there but I'm too much of a coward to go!

I'm yet to build a snowman because I lost one of my gloves at uni, but I might have a go some point this week! We are apparently going to get more snow this week, but it has been raining a tiny bit, so I'm not sure what's going to happen!

Have you been enjoying the snow?

19 comments:

  1. We had 4inch snow down Salisbury yesterday & already the kids around my neighborhood have made it all dirty (;^;)
    It looks beautiful where you are!~❤
    Apparently more snow tomorrow & Monday! I hope so!

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    1. There's not that many kids near me these days, but we went past my local park earlier and it was full of kids sledging and building snowmen!

      Apparently so! I think we are getting some more tonight too. Seems like we're in for another week of it at the least!

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    1. I know, it's weird because we don't normally get any! We're expecting more tonight and tomorrow! It's the most we've had in years.

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  3. I remember having snowy week in UK and everyone were in panic, but it was odd to me because for me it was normal xD We have lots of snow at the moment but it all frozen and fluffy and very pretty in sun.

    I also find it weird that people ignore you if you fell over, I thought it can happen only in my country... (((

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    1. Haha yes, we all seem to go crazy as soon as snow is forecast!

      Unfortunately I think it happens in a lot of places! It made me really sad though. I would never step over someone if they fell over!

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  4. we've had very small amount of snow, so seeing these sort of pictures is a bit odd tbh! But they are lovely! glad that a lot of people are helping you out : )

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    1. We don't normally get very much, it's really odd! Thank you, I'm glad too, I'm really lucky to have people to help me out as much as they do!

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  5. Hello ^^
    All those photos, all that snow!!! So beautiful!! Enjoy it for me too!!!!:D
    I liked also the photos with the cemetery and the church (and the story <3). Can you tell me more? Like what is the name of the church the cemetery, so i can look up on net? I love those things ^^ (You are so lucky that you live in UK!!) If you want of course and if this is not boring for you!!^^

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    1. The church is called Strelley Church, and there's also Strelley Hall which is meant to be haunted too. There's supposed to be a ghost who wanders around the graveyard. There doesn't seem to be a lot of information about it on the internet, I know most of what I know from my what my mum and my Granddad have told me! There's some more information about the history of the church and the Hall here:

      http://www.ilkcam.com/Specials/Monks%20Way/06%20Strelley%20Village.html
      http://www.strelley.com/weddings-strelley-hall-history.html


      Nottingham has a ton of interesting paranormal stories if you'd like to know about them! One day I'll go up to the Church at night and take some pictures.

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    2. Thank you for the links and the names!! It would be great to see more of the church through your eyes!!!! ^^

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  6. Lovely pictures, especially the one of the church! I'd love to go on a ghost walk with you! We can both hobble about and fall on the ice as I'm always really unsteady on icy grounds too, ever since I snapped my cruciate ligament in my right knee about 4 years ago! It's never been the same since! I'm fine on freshly fallen snow but when it gets all trodden down into flat icy pavements of death I fear walking on it! I mean I don't walk with a limp or anything, I can walk perfectly fine but when I'm trying to not slip on snow and ice my knee can really play up! ~♥~

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  7. My right leg is actually my 'good leg' so we'd technically have a working pair between us, haha! Ouch, that sounds painful! I'm fine on thick snow too but when it comes to ice I just can't keep my balance! I'm always concerned that I'll fall onto my good leg and do something to it. I think icy pavements of death sums it up pretty well!

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  8. I'm a big fan of the snow, mainly because I work from home so don't need to worry about venturing out in it! Love the pictures :)

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    1. It's definitely better to enjoy it from a distance (in the warm!). Thank you!

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  9. Snow is a Christmas wish of mine every year. Here we have nothing like that, just rain, rain and more rain. Boring and no beautiful at all. However, I understand it has to be annoying for daily life. I am quite clumsy, so probably I would fall all the time. Better not to try, right?

    I hope snow give you a break soon!

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    1. Seeing the snow has been making me sad that Christmas is over! I wish it would snow in December instead of January. The snow is annoying to get around in but it is wonderful to look at and enjoy from a distance!

      Thank you! I don't think it's going anywhere for awhile, it was snowing again this morning and it's forecast more on Wednesday!

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  10. Omg such beauty , i wish winters would look like that here , i only have lots of rain and wind to trade , i never saw snow in real life before so i probably dont understand the unconfortable part of it, even tho, its an amazing sight.
    I wish i could do you company on this ghost trip , sounds tastefully frightfull and full of history

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    1. It's a shame that you've never seen snow! I'd gladly give you some of our wintery weather! We never used to get snow, but it has gotten worse in the past few years. It really is beautiful though, and wonderful to take pictures of! It has melted a little now so it's very slippery.

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