Articles tagged with: snow and ice

Sunday Expeditions

Sunday Expeditions

We could have easily stayed inside on this particular Sunday afternoon - the older boys especially had no motivation to get outside....and I had the usual piles of laundry to sort.......But just as we were about to light the fire and turn on Netflix the clouds started to clear, and after 24 hours of heavy rain the mountain peaks were just becoming visible through the murk.

In search of Santa: Part Three – Making Friends with the Elves.

In search of Santa: Part Three – Making Friends with the Elves.

According to Gavin, our North Pole Guide, if you want to get anything done in Lapland, you need to make friends with Santa’s Elves. Luckily, he already knew a few, so first on our to-do list after crossing the Arctic Circle, was to find an Elf and ask them for some Magic Dust to put on our heads, otherwise, we wouldn't be able to see them. Apparently, the forests are full of them, if you know where to look.

Snowy Sunday

Snowy Sunday

The winter this year up North has been grand with a dusting of snow showing up every week or so. Yorkshire which is always a beautiful place looks even more wonderful with a dusting of the white stuff. We love the snow and try not to let a lot little thing like the cold weather stop us or our little un’ Jasper from enjoying the outdoors.

Snow much fun

Snow much fun

We live on the valley floor, at an altitude of 720m.The peaks that surround us are considerably higher (the Grand pic de Belledonne which looms large behind our house tops out at 2977m), meaning that often while we are having rain in the valley, snow is falling higher up.

An Ice Day Out

An Ice Day Out

After a rather mild and often wet Christmas, the arrival of a really cold spell caused great excitement in our house. When I announced that it was minus 6 degrees and suggested we go out and find some ice, the boys couldn’t get out of the house fast enough.

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