Monday, 2 February 2009

Snowflakes are falling




Snow finally came to Cambridge today - and indeed most of the UK. It was pretty deep by the end of the day. I walked my son to school only to find that the school was closed and had not been added to the list on the local BBC radio. Still, it gave us a chance to see what Cambridge looked like under a crisp clean layer of snow. And it looked beautiful if course.

Later in the day we went out to Grantchester Meadows which looked magical and was all but deserted. The snow was relatively untouched and stretched away to the horizon, blending into the blank sky. The river was black and a large hunk of grey ice floated by on a strong current.

One of the many advantages of working from home is that it means you get a chance to have a snowball fight with your son (though I shouldn't be saying this as my publisher/agent may read this and wonder why I am not nose to the keyboard.

But this was perfect snowball snow and we must have had a snowball fight every chance we've had since he was able to throw one.

But it may be time to stop. His aim is getting too good.

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