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Snow Day [20120205|20:42]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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In case anyone failed to notice the ill-contained excitement of their friends in Southern England, we have had snow. Snow falls in significant quantities here perhaps once or twice a year and it isn't usually so obliging as to fall at the weekend, so everyone's gone a little mad about it. We had about 10 cm of it in Cambridge. The bloke & I went for a walk around Coldhams Common. We met many ecstatic children and dogs. And a punk rock snowman. Then we came home and met Telstar, who was thrilled about the snow. Sputnik...not so much, as you will see under the cut.

[Hovercat can pass over snow without getting his paws wet and cold.]

Sputnik stays warm.

Brushing off the hood of our car.

Punk rock snowman.

Bounding through the snow!

Be vewwy vewwy quiet. I'm hunting hoomin.

Hoomin throwin me a Snowball!

I'll catch it!

Where did it go?!

I am perplexed.

I will keep a lookout for Snowball.

Since he possesses the attention span of a cat, Telstar's snowball vigil lasted exactly as long as it took him to work out that we were headed back into the nice toasty warm house.

[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2012-02-06 09:17 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-02-06 11:15 (UTC)
:D Telstar came bounding in this morning, full of joy. He loves the snow.
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[User Picture]From: flexagain
2012-02-06 20:00 (UTC)
Our snow doesn't seem to have been quite as thick and long lasting as yours, it was doing a good job of melting even first thing on Saturday morning. I made sure I got out for a quick cycle at midnight, when I knew it would be fresh clean snow, and before the cars had got to it!

Zev was fascinated by it, and did keep on going out for a wander, and then coming in to sit on me with cold wet paws. Kai, being a few years older (probably about three previous winters) was less interested, so made himself comfortable in the heated cat bed and slept. :)

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-02-07 21:37 (UTC)
Yes, it was lovely when it was falling on Saturday, wasn't it? We came wobbling back from the pub through it, chucking snowballs at one another all the way.

Zev is Excitable Baby Cat, and Kai is Jaded Older Cat who gets to look down his experienced nose at her.
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2012-02-09 13:20 (UTC)
Out temperature is anything from 5C to 11C during the day. Scotland and Ireland are toasty warm - warmer than Tunisia and the Med apparently! And yes, it's raining again.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-02-10 19:03 (UTC)
It's coooold here. According to my phone it's going to be -7C tonight. Brrr.
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