The Love/Hate Relationship


There can’t be many people in this country who have not seen the snow and joined in conversations with friends, colleagues and family about about the affects it has had on our daily lives.

When we come to think about it, civilisation is still at the mercy of the elements, either from flood, hurricane, drought, snow…and the latest manifestation is no different…..

……but the difference is that with snow, most of us can see good in it…children love sledging, and no school for the day…..working people may or may not relish having a day off work, and grandparents like being with the grandchildren and building snowmen…. (actually I saw a snow-woman today, and it was quite evident that it was a lady!)……

….so, despite all the trouble and inconvenience it causes,  it’s nice for once to revel in a bit of fun….. especially now that we are semi-retired we don’t HAVE to go out in it!

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4 thoughts on “The Love/Hate Relationship

  1. beautiful! snow gives the world a nice clean look – at least temporarily. it makes even the humblest abode more cozy, hot chocolate taste better, and keeps sled manufacturers in business. and i for one think we’re all better for it! ps: just blogged all about my 20 year hs reunion – read all about it!

    • Totally agree DD, something very ‘cuddly’ in coming in from the snow and cold!….just about to have a look at your blog on your re-union….I wish mine was 20 years….50 years more like!

  2. We don’t see that much snow, here in Jerusalem, that I would get tired of it. Sometimes, two or three times a year… and sometimes not at all. And this winter it looks like not at all, but there are surprises too. And the snow always reminds me that the same landscape can be so different, thanks to nature. And that’s a pleasure. I bundle up, and take a long walk in the snow… and it feels good. Hope you enjoy it too.

    • Our problem is that it is totally unpredictable, and it always seems to come as a surprise, and we are never prepared for it! As a child, reading the Biblical story I could not believe that there might be snow on the hills at the year-end. I also think we imagined the Holy land to be a total desert, with the only green areas being around the rivers. How wrong can we be!

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