Snow in Dorset – The Beast from the East March 2018!

Snow in Dorset – The Beast from the East March 2018!

When all the reports of snow start getting mentioned on the weather and my Instagram feed is full of people all over the country enjoying snow, I’m not usually that fussed. It always seems to miss us, our little Dorset microclimate just doesn’t do snow but this time it did.

At the beginning of the week there was mentions that snow would hit us come Thursday but Wednesday afternoon I looked out the office windows at work to bright blue skies. Sure enough Thursday morning we woke up to a small amount of snow. Amelia’s school one of the only ones in the area remained open so I got her to school and then got myself to work. The roads were so clear and there really wasn’t all that much.

As the morning went on, the snow fall increased and Amelia’s school sent out a message saying children could be collected earlier if we wanted to. I left work at normal time to head to get Amelia but the roads were a totally different place to what they had been in the morning. A journey that would usually take about 20 minutes took just over an hour. I’ve never driven in snow before and I really didn’t like it! Down in Bournemouth/Poole we just aren’t good with snow, we aren’t used to it so we struggle a lot more than other places seem to.

I got really lucky with the travel though as by about 4pm the roads around Dorset were completely gridlocked it taking some people 10+ hours to get home or people were just abandoning cars and walking.

Once myself and Amelia were homeĀ  I was so excited to get out with Amelia and enjoy the snow. We attempted to make a snowman, threw snowballs and did snow angels together. It was so much fun!!

We ate all the food and warmed up in the evening in the hope of enjoying another snow day on Friday. We woke up to not really any more snow but the snow that had been had frozen over and it was just a huge mass of frozen snow ice everywhere.

We trekked over to our friends to enjoy the snow with them. We went and found a little hill and we spent about an hour sledging down the hills and just having fun. We’ve never had this amount of snow stick around for more than a few hours so it was just something totally different.

It really was the kind of snow you get once in a childhood and Amelia was at the best age to experience it. Amelia was just so excited by the snow from stomping in it, to scooping up handfuls to throw at me and to whizzing down the hill on a tea tray. We really made the most of it and had so much fun!

Now for the photo spam!!

Snow Dorset 2018

Snow Dorset 2018

Snow Dorset 2018

Snow Dorset 2018

Snow Dorset 2018

Snow Dorset 2018

Snow Dorset 2018

Snow Dorset 2018

Snow Dorset 2018

Snow Dorset 2018

Thanks for reading!xx


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