Monday, June 20, 2011


MOH came from near Coventry and my ancestors from Scotland, Denmark and England so all lived in countries where it snowed quite frequently. I experienced snow when holidaying in New Zealand back in the early 1980s and found it quite fascinating and even built a snowman!

I don't know if it is genetic but I do not like hot weather and have often dreamed of living in a cold climate where the temperature rarely rises about 25C but would I like it? MOH says no I wouldn't. He said snow is pretty on Christmas cards and the like but can be a nuisance especially when it begins to melt and also it can become quite slippery and dangerous when walking or driving.

This picture was taken from MOH's cousin's home in England. She (85) and her husband (90) live in Solihull in the West Midlands and he sent me this photo during their last very cold and very snowy winter. I don't think they found it all that enjoyable but it is certainly very pretty.

I realise I will never now know what a cold climate is really like to live in and my memories up in the snow in New Zealand all those years back will have to stay with me as my one peek at another world.


  1. Oh I'm with you Mimsie - I find snow so romantic and am not a fan of the heat. I'm determined to see at least one white christmas in my life {but will probably drive everyone mad doing my best Bing Crosby impersonation, "I'm dreaming of a white christmas..."

  2. You and Kakka have the same dream....she also would like to have at least one white Christmas to enjoy in her lifetime. I'm just gong to have to be satisfied with that wonderful day in Queenstown NZ.