I'm sitting at my desk with a cup of tea by my side and looking out at the garden covered in snow. I've always had a hard time believing in what the weather forecasts say because most of the times they are wrong, but I'm starting to believe this winter is actually being colder than average, just like the experts warned.
We've had snow once again in Gateshead, and this time I think we actually got the biggest snowfall I've ever seen in my life! No, we're not drowning in snow, and it's totally not a 20cm high white blanket out there either, but it's definitely the biggest amount of snow I've seen...ever! Of course, this got me all excited!
It all began last Wednesday night, when strong winds and crazy snowfall hit us badly. So bad, in fact, that on Thursday morning when I looked outside I knew for a fact I would not be going to work. The storm was just absolutely crazy. It was snowing fast, the visibility was horrible and the wind...my God the wind!. There was no way in hell I was going to get in the car and drive to work. Actually, there was no chance I would even leave the house!
I checked the news after realising how bad the weather really was, and surprisingly read that all over the North East of England the emergency services hadn't stopped all night. We've had massive, serious crashes on pretty much every single highway, and the whole town was an absolute chaos! Most of the schools and nurseries got shut down and I never thought I would live to experience as much snow as I did. It's probably just me exaggerating, though. Because I've never seen so much snow, I'm probably leading you to believe it was way more than it actually was. But still, when I stepped outside to play in the snow (no judging, you knew I was going to!), my feet sank significantly in a blanket of white.
Work ended up being cancelled for the day due to the snow, so I found myself with lots of free time to do some photography and enjoy the scenery around me in a proper way!