Snow. It’s Great. (when you don’t get it much…)

What is it about snow that brings out the kid in everyone? It’s quite ironic really that after me moaning for some time about growing old and never really experiencing much in my childhood that today, on Christmas Day, the best day for there to be snow, we get a pretty deep covering of it.

It’s been four years since anything like this was seen in this area. So when it comes, we like to have some fun. The thermal gloves come out, and the snowballs get thrown here, there and everywhere. And the great thing about it is that it doesn’t matter what age you are… you can have enormous fun.

We had a major snowball war in our street between ourselves and the neighbours. It lasted nearly an hour and it really cheered me up. The difference was amazing. It felt so liberating that everyone around threw away their prejudices and engaged in something a little silly and perhaps childish, but it was totally worth it! It’s great to see adults in their 30s, 40s and 50s taking part in just about the best social activity we get around here that doesn’t involve getting drunk! It reassured me that I shouldn’t feel so bad about what I’ve lost… it’s not all bad.

So… it’s been a pretty good Christmas after all. Two weeks left now before I have to return to Hull.

Next stop, 2005.

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