The Daily Post: Snow Day

11 01 2011

“10th” January
How do you stay entertained when you are snowed in?

I decided to backtrack a day. I was away over the weekend and kinda missed this topic, so thought I’d do it today as today’s didn’t inspire me!

We had a snow day at the start of December if my memory serves me correctly. It snowed quite a bit overnight, so as is always the routine when snow is forecast that night, my alarm was set early, and straight away the radio and internet went on to see what I could find out. Trains were running in bits and pieces, but not reliably enough that I was convinced I’d get home again. After an hour or 2 of national rail observations, radio weather reports and contacting my boss we decided it was probably safest and best that I stay home that day.

By this time my other housemate, Alana, was up, and realising we were out of staple foods I went on an Emergency Food Run. We have a Co-op a 5-10minute walk away, so about 9.30am I headed out. My list was bread, milk, you know, emergency stuff! Well, sliced bread was all gone, so we got little rolls, normal milk was all gone too; the choices were single pints of posh organic stuff, or 6pints of “blue” milk, ie, full fat. My common sense told me the blue milk was better value for money, even if we didn’t finish it, and who knows how long we’d be stuck in anyway! (turns out it was only a day, but the milkman took a few days to resume his rounds!).

So that was it, bread and milk. Hmm, emergency stuff, should probably get some snacking stuff too…. So a bag of deluxe triple chocolate chip cookies and 2 slabs of chocolate? Yea that should do us!

The rest of the day was in the safe and warm. From what I remember the day was mainly film & tv! Alana went out to get some film and photos of the snow, but my walk to the shop was more than enough!

In the last couple of years I’ve had no urge to play in the snow at all. At uni it was great, as a house we went out to play, build a snowman, make snow angels, fall over in the park and have snowball fights. But in Guildford there just wasn’t that atmosphere. People have work to do, I don’t really know anyone other than my housemates, and I know of no parks near here at all(!)

Oh, and for a Canadian’s perspective on the snow, check out here!. (The observant of you will see that this is my housemate Alana!)



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