Dreaming of a White Christmas :: A Flashback of Christmas Past

After a beautiful, mild winter’s day on Sunday, this morning I awoke to a frozen car and  a temperature of minus 1! However, I can’t complain. I’m just so excited about Christmas and colder temperatures could mean snow! 
 
Way back in 2009, it snowed. And snowed. And snowed! In Lancashire, schools were closed for a whole week. Which meant I got an extra week off work. Roads were treacherous and living in the rural countryside meant that we had nowhere to go, we welcomed this.  At the time, I lived with my parents and it was a week filled with finishing off Christmas food and long country walks. 
It was also the year that I visited Berlin for the first time and it snowed there too. 

And, the Christmas after… it snowed again! 

Since then, there’s been no snow on Christmas day up in the north but maybe, just maybe, this year will be different. I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. The chances of snow in the UK  are pretty high. Manchester has 6/1 odds, although this doesn’t beat Glasgow’s odds of 5/2! If you want to calculate the chance of snow in your town, check out this neat little widgit here. 

With only a week to go, I’ve been indulging in plenty of shopping! Starting with a visit to the Manchester Christmas Markets. It’s becoming somewhat of a tradition.

And if it doesn’t snow this year? Well, I’ll be happy just to be spending it with this guy. A white Christmas with the boy? A girl can dream…

As always, much love,
Donna x

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