Friday, 6 February 2015

CMK LONDON DIARY : WINTER 2015


February, as Londoners say, is the coldest month of the year. And that proved to be true when I was greeted  by this view one Tuesday morning! Our backyard looks different! To check how it looked like last Autumn, click HERE. I set an alarm at 6:00 am the night before, I snoozed {as always} and when I looked at my phone again... 7:40 am! What?! I struggled to get up but even with my winter socks on - it felt extremely cold. I peeked through our kitchen window and I saw a snow capped backyard for the first time.

Now I understand a portion of Psalm 51 that King David wrote:
"...wash me, and I will be whiter than snow."

I know there's only one shade of white, but I can't find a way to describe it but: whiter than white! It's so delicate and it's finer than the ice shavings of Razon's halo-halo!


3 FAST FACTS FROM MY FIRST-TIME WINTER EXPERIENCE:

1. WEAR SHOES WITH GRIP
... because the ground is extra-slippery! I almost fell flat on my bum when crossing the street! o.0 I panicked a bit but thank God that was an "almost" incident. Boots or chucks cannot do the trick since the slush and water will make you lose your balance. Hence, you need to exert additional effort when walking.

2. BRING PACKED LUNCH WITH YOU
... because you'll be too lazy battling the cold.

3. MORE SNOW DOES NOT MEAN EXTREMELY COLDER DAYS
... because Prague was -7 when I visited last 2011 and it's colder there even without snow. London was -1 with snow but it's warmer. 
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Do I want to see snow again? Yes, but maybe on a weekend when I decide to just lull around and do nothing. Please :) - CMK


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