It’s a brilliant way to be woken (well, as long as it’s not stupid O’clock). Even as you lie in bed before opening the curtains to see the snowflakes for yourself everything sounds different and feels different as snow wraps a blanket round the garden and the streets. It’s not hard to feel a bit of magical childish excitement inside when you see the snow.
Even if you hadn’t looked out of the window you can’t have missed the fact that it is snowing this week as there are a plethora of Facebook updates to tell you it is!.
Many of Team Netmums have been out enjoying the winter wonderland. One meeting was interrupted by our editor rushing out to make a snowman (for a photo for the site you understand – ahem!) only for her to traipse back in 5 minutes later in true Train-Excuse style claiming it was ‘the wrong kind of snow’.
Those of us who have had only the odd pathetic flake of the white stuff have been envious and feel like we are missing out on the party. We feverishly check weather forecasts hoping for news that the snow will come our way, sledges and snow shovels at the ready.
When it’s been too toe-nippingly chilly to go out we’ve been entertaining the mini Team Netmums with indoor snowy activities such as Snow Paint and making glittery indoor snow to play with (thanks to a tweet from one of our bloggers Leyla from the blog ‘This Day I Love… for the idea) and making these fab snow sparkles to eat with steaming mugs of hot chocolate and even a microwave chocolate mug cake warm back up again.
It looks like there’s a whole load more snow on the way this weekend so you can scoop up the kids and get out there and have some fun sledging, making snow angels and enjoying the white stuff. Whilst you’re out take a few snaps as we’d love to see your snowy photos. Add them to your local Netmums gallery and you could win £100. We challenge you to make your own SnowNetMum or some other kind of funny/quirky/unusual snowman or an igloo. And if your school is closed due to the bad weather check our handy guide.