Well, it was mad rush getting ready to leave our house for 5 weeks. Remembering to pack the necessities, as well as Christmas presents and doing our best to leave the kitchen sink in the kitchen at home. That was 7 weeks ago already! We have been back for a little over a week now.
After a wonderful 5 week visit home, we left Cape Town on a gorgeously warm Thursday evening, arriving in London early on a relatively warm Friday morning, only to be plunged into below freezing temperatures on the weekend. A few days later the chilly weather produced some snow for us.
Cold + wet + low grey skies = ick!
Freezing + cold + snow = YiPEE!
Walking to work on Monday morning was lovely. I grinned for the whole 20min walk, even a grumpy old man moaning about the snow couldn't take my snow-happy-grin off my face. I took these photo's around 8am, before the snow had been trampled to sludgy brown moosh. The top picture is of Russell Square. There are lots of paths in that park - this was the only path visible, the others were still completely covered in lovely fluffy, crunchy, fresh snow.
This one is Bloomsbury Square. See the snowman?
...and the snow cat?
I love that some smarty pants used a bin for his hat! He was a happy sight, bringing smiles to a lot of people...there were still some grumpy pants that couldn't crack a grin....
I won't share with you what that lovely snow man looked like by the end of the day. Some kids obviously had a wonderful time slicing him into bits. The cat too.
Our garden is still covered in white. I am surprised to see white every time I look out the window... weird.
I am having a hard time keeping up with 2013, but I hope to share a few sunshiney pictures of our holiday soon. Also, after travelling such a long distance with the girls, I have a few hints/tips/insights about travelling with young children to share. All in good time...
In the meanwhile, how is your 2013 treating you?