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Sunday, December 20, 2009

She's Snow Angel!

After spending the last couple of days confined to barracks (redecorating kitchen for a few GBPs) today was the first day since the blanket of snow descended to actually go out and enjoy it.

We were having a great walk through the Kings Forest, with snow depth averaging a comfortable 5", and nice and cold too, so it stayed light and powdery, when Miss W suddenly shouted "Let's make angels!"

This is an activity missing from my childhood memory. It's probably more of a girly thing, so not actively promoted at Dotheboys Hall, or wherever it was that I was confined during the 'growing up' phase. Anyway, I was unfamiliar with both the concept and the procedure. A demonstration, with instruction, was duly given.

"Lie on your back and swing your legs out sideways and wave your arms up and down - now roll your head from side to side  - now get up".

 Results below.

Lord E follows instructions and lies in snow tooMiss w lies in the snow
Miss W (above in the blue jacket) and Lord E (right) begin the creative process. Below: The finished creations.

completed snow angel no 1completed snow angel no 2
It has to be said that the process is far less wearying than creating a snowman - or would have been had Miss W not been so delighted with the results that we had to repeat the procedure at every level area of snow that we came across.

Very level, this part of Suffolk.

There are many, many angels in the forest.

I have a frostbitten bum.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tres excellent! I've never made them either, but I'll defo have a go when I next encounter a suitable quantity of snow.

What a lot you've got! We had some y/day but by this afternoon it was sleeting, and that turned to rain and washed most of the snow away.


December 20, 2009 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Martin Rye said...

Lots snow up in hilly Norwich. I reckon it will all melt by xmas eve. Fingers crossed it wont.

December 20, 2009 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Alan Sloman said...

No Gloves?

That's 'Hard', that is...

December 21, 2009 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger John J said...


Very nice.


December 22, 2009 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Alison Hobbs said...

Snow angels are very often seen hereabouts (in Canada). Glad to hear you're enjoying the white stuff. Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2009 at 2:53 AM  
Blogger Miss W. said...

Hi Ali

Merry Christmas to you and my hairy brother.

Have you any pics of ice and snow sculptures around in all that Canadian whiteness?

Tini x

December 23, 2009 at 5:31 PM  

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