Wishing for snow

A snowy footpath between bushes and a fenceTwo black ponies in a snowy field

I don’t think I’ll ever grow out of wishing for snow.  It’s how I’m made, and as much as I know how difficult it can make life for people, it fills me to bursting with joy every time I see it.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that every winter I’m hoping the snow will come and am usually disappointed (my theory is that Winwick is built over an undiscovered volcanic hotspot), so waking up to this was quite a surprise – the best kind of surprise for me!

All my intentions of getting up early to write Christmas cards, this week’s belated blog post (sorry 🙂 ) and anything else I had planned to do went right out of the window and instead I was out with the dog in my wellies and making footprints where there hadn’t been any before.

I don’t know how long the snow will stay, or even if we’ll get any more this winter, but my snowy well-being tanks are already full and anything else is a bonus.

An aerial view of St Oswald's Church and Winwick village in the snow, credit www.snapshotstudios.co.uk

This was what Winwick looked like yesterday morning.

This shot was taken by Adam from Snapshot Photography who often adds amazing aerial photos of our village to the local Facebook group.  I love it, I think our church and village look beautiful in the snow.

I know the snow isn’t for everybody so I hope you will forgive me waxing lyrical over the first sighting of it in Winwick this year – and be warned that there may be more if the cold weather continues! 🙂  Stay safe and warm, I’ll see you again soon! xx


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50 Responses

  1. Joann Felker says:


  2. Audrey says:

    the snow must be right across the country Newcastle has been covered with snow this morning

  3. Karen says:

    I like the way snow looks – it always makes me feel happy – maybe because I spent my younger years in places where we always had a snowy winter and had so much fun playing in it with my brothers and sisters

    • winwickmum says:

      I’m sure our early memories of it make a huge difference. I can remember being out for hours in the snow with friends, only coming back in when my woolly mittens were so cold and soggy that I had to change them 🙂 xx

  4. Marie says:

    I like it too when it snows. I bundle up and get out with my wee Westie Sophie
    She becomes more active and wants to play. I hope it snows all the way up till Christmas. I especially like this picture. Topographic is so Cool. X 🇨🇦💫🤶

    • winwickmum says:

      It’s a fabulous photo of the church, isn’t it? Adam takes these photos quite regularly but it looks so different in the snow. I love that your Westie loves the snow! 🙂 xx

  5. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful pictures ☺️ Here in Oklahoma we get ice AND snow. Haven’t had snow yet, but I’m sure it will be here soon. I’m the sure the snow puts everyone in the holiday spirit. Enjoy your snow snow days!

  6. Terry Armstrong says:

    Beautiful. Here in South Texas, we’ll be in the mid 80s. I would love snow or cooler weather.

    • winwickmum says:

      Ooh, that sounds a bit hot! Do you ever get snow in Texas? The US is such a big place, I can imagine that you’ve got lots of different climates all in the one country! xx

  7. Susan Rayner says:

    What lovely photos and esepcially the aerial shot of the church and village! It has just started snowing here in Surrey too! On top of a hard, hard frost so it may linger! I just hope everyone can keep as warm as possible – woolly socks and jumpers time!

  8. Cynthia Van Dam says:

    December in Northern New Jersey, USA and Haven’t had a flake of snow yet. So thank you for sharing your church and village snow. Just so beautiful! Merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year.

  9. Lorelei says:

    We had snow this morning and I agree there is just something about seeing the landscape covered in white fluffy snow that fills one’s heart with joy. I my case it made me want to start my holiday baking so I started in right after breakfast, much to the delight of my family who were eager to sample a few before I tucked them away in the freezer for Christmas. Thanks for sharing the lovely pic of your village – very pretty.

    • winwickmum says:

      I can imagine that your family were delighted! I haven’t started on my Christmas baking yet (don’t tell anyone but I’ve not even made the Christmas cake!) but I really do need to add that to my list 🙂 xx

  10. Deb Knight says:

    I love your joy and share it also. we got 3″ and it snarled traffic and gave all sorts of people connections. I was in heaven!

  11. I feel exactly the same. I know it’s dreadful for people to get about and causes so many problems, but it’s just magical isn’t it? It transforms the world into fairyland for a little while. Love the photos – enjoy!

    • winwickmum says:

      No, it doesn’t stay for long although it’s still on the ground here and has turned to ice which makes life a bit more difficult. I think it’s an opportunity, though, to decide whether you really need to be out (and sometimes you do) or whether you can stay indoors and do things at home xx

  12. Charlotte says:

    Beautiful pictures. Enjoy the snow.

  13. Loraine McLean says:

    That serial picture of Winwick in the snow would make a lovely Christmas card.
    I too love the snow, from the warmth and comfort of the inside of my house. I only go out in it if I absolutely have to. I’m so scared of slipping and falling. My back is so weak I only have to skid a little, and it can put my back out for weeks. So I’ll admire from the sofa thanks.

  14. Gillian says:

    Beautiful pictures! Adam’s picture would make a great jigsaw puzzle. Woke up to snow here in Southern Ontario this morning too and I love to see my little dog’s footprints as he looks for the best place for a wee. lol

    • winwickmum says:

      That’s funny! My aunt and uncle are in Ontario, I need to phone them for a snow update! 🙂 Yes, the photo would make a lovely jigsaw puzzle. There were comments about it being used for a Christmas card too 🙂 xx

  15. Ruth Howard says:

    Lovely- looks so pretty – we have only hoar frost at present – a sprinkle this morning but very cold!! Thanks for your post – always enjoy reading them – just finishing some chunky welly boot 🧦 for a 🐕 walking son – keep warm – love Ruth x

  16. Anna says:

    We don’t often have snow either here in the Netherlands, so I totally get your excitement! It’s annoying when you really have to be somewhere, but I love how everything goes silent and we all slow down.

  17. Lenore Rhodes says:

    Looks absolutely beautiful Christine. Xx❤️🌺

  18. Denise says:

    I’ve been a very regular skiier for about 40 years (in fact it’s how I met my husband!) and now love somewhere that gets a fair bit of snow.
    I’m still 4 years old inside every time it snows: I’m with you!

    • winwickmum says:

      Yes! I am most definitely a child again when it snows, I can’t wait to get out! I haven’t been skiing outdoors for a long time (there’s an indoor slope not too far away that we go to sometimes) – I hope you can still find the snow to ski as some of the resorts have struggled in recent years, haven’t they? xx

  19. ChrisG says:

    Winwick looks especially lovely in the snow! I share your joy at the coming of snow – here in Surrey we have a few inches and the world is hushed & still ❄️ Am hoping that it stays long enough for me to play sledging in the snow with my grandsons tomorrow 🤞🏻(63 & full of glee!!! 😄)

  20. Lin says:

    Stunning photograph of Winwick in the snow. I always love to see the snow too. xx

  21. Sarah Murray says:

    I could look at photo’s like this all days as I too love snow. Even though I had to do the school run at -4/5 in the mornings. Do you think we love it because we don’t see enough of it? I think I would love it anyway. Thanks for such a ‘cool’ post 🙂 Sarah

    • winwickmum says:

      Yes, I think that’s probably got something to do with it – I have often wondered if the novelty would wear off if the snow fell in October and didn’t leave until April! 🙂 xx

  22. Karen says:

    How wonderful this looks, an early Christmas present for you. My son& girlfriend spent 18mths in London & were so excited to get a bit of sleet/ snow on cars on one night. haha Meanwhile here in Australia & its too hot to even pick up my knitting.

  23. Selina says:

    it’s amazing how different everything looks under a covering of snow!
    I’ve never seen or experienced snow, only from a distance when it’s been on top of the distant mountain peak; am so glad you got your wish
    congratulations on the donations!
    thanx for sharing

    • winwickmum says:

      The snow makes everywhere look so different! I forget that some people never see snow – but at least if it’s in the distance you’re not worrying about slipping on the ice! 🙂 Thank you, I was so happy to be able to make the food bank donation 🙂 xx

  24. Helen Dart says:

    I woke to snow on Saturday, grabbed a car-owning neighbour and went to buy a tree. I felt so festive. I love snow

  25. CJ says:

    Everything looks so pretty in the snow doesn’t it. That aerial shot is lovely. We even had some snow here in the West country. Not quite enough for schools to be shut though, which disappointed some people… CJ xx

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