Posted by: Matthew Crawford | January 5, 2011

Snow, Snow, Snow

It’s only barely into winter and we’ve already had two significant snowfalls. The first of them started the day before Thanksgiving, and snow seemed to continue falling for days and days. At the peak of it we had well over a foot of snow on the ground, making travel quite perilous. I gave up walking into town and took the bus instead because I didn’t want to slip on the ice and snow. After a couple of weeks that snow finally started melting, but it was followed a short while later by a fresh snowfall. In fact, we had a white Christmas. December was a very cold month, supposedly the coldest December since they began keeping records of such things back in the 1600s. We got a sled (called a ‘sledge’ here) for Christmas, but haven’t had a chance to use it yet because all the snow is gone now, except for the huge piles of it where it was plowed off the streets. Here’s some pictures of all the snow:

This is a picture of our back garden










This is the view from the front of our house











Here is a picture of the River Wear and the cathedral in the background











Here we are walking through town with the Christmas decorations everywhere











Here is the river again, with the cathedral as well








A close up shot of the cathedral











If you want to see all our pictures of the snow and the Christmas fair in town, click here.


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