Friday, January 22, 2010

A winter wonderland and the feeling of being a kid again.

So, if you’ve watched the news recently, you will know that the UK has had copious amounts of snow. Apparently, the most snow in this area (Cheltenham) since 1992! Now, despite the snow having melted away and it being miserably wet right at this moment (which is classic UK winter) we have to tell you how amazing it was to experience the snow that we did, as corny as it may sound.

We had to get up early for work on the morning after it snowed and having no idea that it had, I looked out the window and was shocked! It was one of the most surreal and beautiful things that I have ever seen – a blanket of white covering everything in sight! A winter wonderland! Although I probably shouldn’t admit this, I instantly regressed to being an excitable child and all I could do was shout…. ‘It’s snowing’ over and over! Yes, I’m sure you can imagine it! The English dreary winter had disappeared and we completely forgot how cold it was. We watched as people in our court tried to get out of the driveway in their cars to go to work with no success and having to return to their car park. We certainly weren’t going far that day! Which was a relief, because all we wanted to do was get out and play in it! Needless to say, that’s what we did…..after we put on a few layers that is!

One thing I learned that day is how much we need to do things that connect us to the feeling of being a kid again. We get so caught up in the responsibilities and stresses of daily life that we often don’t give the time to appreciate the innocent fun to be had and the feeling of freedom that goes along with it.

"If my heart can become pure and simple, like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this." - Kitaro Nishida

Sal :-)


Anonymous said...

there is nothing in this world like the feeling of waking up and just knowing it's snowed. The light is different, the sound is different. It truly is a magical experience. It's even better when you're a kid (or a teacher) cos you quickly tune into the local BBC radio station with your fingers crossed, praying to the god of kindness that your school will be one of the closed schools. They run through the list in alphabetical order, and when it gets to your school...YES! The whole day off to go and play and make snowmen. Jealous of you guys. Enjoy, Carla x

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