Looking for Snow

Since we moved to the south west of England in 1999 when teenage son was just ten months old he has never seen a blanket of thick white crunchy snow in his hometown. When he was three we spent Christmas in Yorkshire and he remembers building a snowman. It’s like his first memory, but, the very thing he made is now as elusive to him as a real live snowman. Yes there have been winters when we have seen snow and we can travel up onto Dartmoor, where it stays around on the ground a little longer. And now there’s talk of snow on the way, but I doubt we will see much in this neck of the woods.(would love to be wrong there).

So we’ve been thinking about heading out to find some real snow, the sort that blankets the landscape and makes you want to curl up with a book or board game in front of a real fire. We’ve been looking at Iceland or Finland and other countries of course, Norway and Sweden, but aren’t they prohibitively expensive? But this week I met with someone who’d spent Christmas just gone in a cabin in Iceland. Great, I said, that’s just what we are looking for and yes Iceland, we fancy Iceland…

‘We couldn’t go out there were only two hours of daylight…the sleet was coming down HORIZONTALLY… we spent a fortune beforehand on clothes that would keep us warm…the driving (on ice) was REALLY stressful…don’t go in the winter – you can’t get out…wait until it’s warmer’

Now I hasten to add they were in a cabin miles from anywhere, but that’s what you want isn’t it?  You know somewhere like this


Ina Matt on Apartment Therapy

or maybe this…


DGSN on Apartment Therapy

Or maybe that’s too modern looking for you, so what about this…


Image from kappachan.tumblr.com


Maybe I will listen to her and go when the weather gets better, just as long as there’s still snow on the ground so that we can build our second snowman!


About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 19 years ago with my partner and son. Five years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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2 Responses to Looking for Snow

  1. LA says:

    See photo I’ve sent you this AM. You just need to come see us next winter in NC!! And I know just the cabin for you. 😊

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