Has the winter finally arrived in northumberland
Come the end of the summer of 2011, we were starting to get a lot of reports about the forth coming winter of 2011/12. Meterologists were predicting another severe winter, in fact they thought it would be worse than the last two! Now if you remember our last two winters, we did have some pretty severe snow fall and long periods of minus temperatures meant it stayed for months.
Now if you follow my blog you may have noticed a slight pattern to how I feel about bad weather. For me the worse it it the happier I am. I don’t know why that is, I just seem to love to hear a weather warning has been issued. Of course I’m only talking about snow. I’m not sitting here praying for rain or wind! but when it comes to snow the more the merrier.
Why? I hear you ask, I mean it’s not like I’m going to get the day off school to make snow men or go sledging. I’m not out there making ice slides and having snowball fights with the neighbours!
I can’t really put my finger on it, but I’m guessing I just love how the countryside looks when it’s covered in the white stuff, it creates a whole new world to see. I also love the feeling of discovering virgin snow and knowing I’m the first to a location that day.
For some bizarre reason I seem to enjoy the chaos it creates. I suppose I just like the idea that my Land Rover Discovery will pretty much take me anywhere and will rarely get stuck on a snow covered road.
So Here we are February 2012 And it has been one of the mildest winters for years! We did have a light dusting Around Rothbury in December but I walked up Simon Side (biggish hill near me) that day and it was gone by the time I had made my descent.
So you could imagine how happy I was when weather forecasters on Sunday said the snow is on its way. Yay I thought, a nice cold front coming in from Siberia, that normally brings the snow.
So here we are three days into the “cold snap” and have my prayers been answered? Have they h*ll! Im sitting here at work looking out the window as I type thinking ”it looks like it might snow” but it probably won’t.
I know there is still plenty of time, but before we know it spring will be upon us and my dreams of a winter wonderland will be scuppered for another year.
I think we were just spoilt with the last two winters and I prey for a return, others probably think I’m nuts! and pray it never returns!
What do you think? Do you love it or hate it? leave a comment and let me know.
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