Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

And snow it certainly did!DSC04136

I opened my curtains to this sight this morning.DSC04137

Believe it or not, this was the best weather of the day! Soon after I snapped these photos, the heavens opened and the never-ending blizzard began!

Cold weather=warm breakfast—–> oatmeal!DSC04139

I used Mimi’s tip on mimicking the texture of stovetop oatmeal by stirring in a spoonful of extra oats after microwaving, and it really worked! The texture was much better!  Thanks Mimi! Smile

Travelling in the snow today was fun! Well, for me anyway! Smile with tongue out I walked everywhere, but my brother, who had to get the train, has been trying to get home for four hours now (his commute usually takes 30 mins), but still is not very near! My Asics did me proud, and kept me upright and my feet dry+warm:DSC04148

Sadly the weather was too severe for my planned 5-miler. My back-up plan was an aerobics class, but that was cancelled due to the weather too! I’ll have better luck tomorrow hopefully! Open-mouthed smile

For lunch, I wanted something warm and season-appropriate. So I peeled+cubed a large sweet potato tossed it in a teaspoon of cinnamon and roasted it, which really hit the spot! Served with this purchase from Whole Foods:DSC04150

This smoked tofu was so good! The sunflower seeds in it gave the texture a slight crunch, which was great! I think it may even beat the basil flavour…! It also came marked for easy cutting, specially for people like me who have issues with that sort of thing! Smile with tongue out I fried it for a few minutes to give it a slightly crispy texture, but I had some as it was and that was delicious too!DSC04152

I also filled a large flat mushroom with Pure dairy-free cream cheese, and grilled it for a few minutes. And burnt it a bit too! Of course, this just added to the yumminess in my opinion! Winking smile

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The tofu was so good that I ended up eating a lot of it whilst waiting for my sweet potato to roast. I may have had almost the whole pack…! Open-mouthed smile Also enjoyed pear with cinnamon:DSC04158

To warm me up during the afternoon, I had two cups of this Whole Foods buy:DSC04167

Enjoyed in my Emma mug SmileDSC04162

The scene from the back of my house was very beautiful and peaceful. Check out the thick layer of snow on my wall!DSC04159

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However, at the front of my house, there was complete and utter chaos. We live on the hill of a major road, and the snow was causing huge problems for the traffic once the snow started tipping down:DSC04140

There were abandoned cars (the one on the far left), cars that were scarily skidding straight down (the red one) and ones that were sliding backwards down the hill (one on the right). Buses and cars were abandoned at the top of the hill because it would be far too risky for them to try and make it down:

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Seeing as this was the state of the road, I’m not surprised!DSC04147

Still beautiful though SmileDSC04146

The people struggling in their cars must have gotten really annoyed at the girl snapping photos of their battle against the snow! Smile with tongue out

This kind of heavy snow is pretty rare where I live, which explains the chaos! How often do you get heavy snow where you live? Did you have any weather problems today?

By the way, I loved reading your responses to yesterday’s post, and agree with all your points and comments. I emailed the reader to ask her to read the post and your comments to see what she makes of it, so thanks for weighing in! Smile

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13 Responses

  1. We didnt have much snow at all, maybe an inch and a half? It went over the top of my boots. My road was bad as its a little cul-de-sac, but once on the main roads all was fine. Most of it has melted now, but by my house, where cars have driven it is compacted but not gone so now it is smooth sheets of ice. Not so safe. I do love the snow when it is fresh, everywhere is so quiet and pretty 🙂 But I wish it was go overnight too as I fid the days following the snow are worse due to it all freezing. Yummy looking porridge by the way! 🙂

    • Really? I thought most of England got hit pretty bad! Still, an inch and a half is quite a lot! Ooh ice is even worse than snow! I’m dreading that!
      Thanks, and I can’t wait to see what your Dorset Cereal porridges look like! 🙂

  2. Haha, I love snow too! Although I must admit that by January I start to think “Ok, THIS IS ENOUGH NOW!” Lol.. Oh and today, I had a scavenger hunt in my gym class and we had to find someone with Asics running shoes. I was like “???” I’d never heard of them before, and here I see you with some! Hahaha, we ended up finding some in the end anyway 🙂

    • Snow is beautiful, and does have it’s benefits when you have to stay at home, but otherwise is a bit of a pain really! 😛
      You’ve never heard of Asics? They’re my current favourite brand of running shoe- I love them! 🙂 Sounds like a fun gym class! 😛

  3. Oh my goooodness!!!!! So much snow! I’m not quite ready for snow yet but it looks awfully fun.

  4. That snow does look bad! We haven’t had as much as that here. I does look pretty.

  5. ahh i know the snow has been crazy here! it’s meant to get worse tonight eek! i was a little upset because i had to use the treadmill and i really wanted to run outside!

  6. my oh my – that is a winter wonderland! I would love to be able to post photos of how wonderful our ‘summer’ weather is here – but it has rained for 5 days straight?!

  7. I usually get bored easily and close the tab but i think that your blog can be an exception. Grats !

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