I hope you’ve all had a fun couple of days in the snow! I don’t know about the rest of you, but as someone who has spent most of their life living in the South West of England, I don’t really get to see an awful lot of snow, so I have mixed feelings about the whole thing.
Don’t get me wrong, I think snow days are so exciting, and you get to release the inner child in you, and have a reason to take the day off work or school. You can go out sledding with your friends no matter how old you are, or have a competition with your housemate to see who can build the best snowman (true story). You can attempt to go on a great long trek to the other side of Winchester and climb St Catherine’s hill with a big group of friends, only to stop off at McDonald’s and go back home again.
But it’s also kind of annoying, especially when you thought you had just enough food to last you to the weekend, only to realise you’re running out of milk and the corner shop has run out of normal milk so you have to deal with Soya milk. (Not that there’s anything wrong with soya milk, it’s just not my first choice.) Then you realise the corner shop has also completely run out of bread, and even though you’re not a massive bread eater, it’s a bit of a bummer when you feel like having scrambled eggs on toast and there is no bread to toast. It’s also annoying when your uni has to shut early, for safety reasons of course, so although you get to miss your last lecture of the week, it’s the one you always look forward to.
As you can tell, the snow has had a pretty big impact on me over the past couple of days. And its impact will remain over the weekend, as I’m sure it will for most people. I’m meant to be doing a showcase this weekend, but the chances are that it’s going to have to be postponed for safety reasons, especially because a lot of family members travel to our uni to come and watch their children/brothers/sisters/etc perform. Although I’m a bit gutted that it’s been cancelled (it’ll be my final final showcase!) I’m also slightly relieved because I definitely did not know all the words to all the songs…
It’s a bit of a hassle. But it’s fun all the same, and we really don’t get snow that often so I think that gives me a right to both enjoy it and be annoyed by it at the same time.