Snowy Sunday

England expat life Lindfield

Last night, the first snow of the year came-and the first snow of the winter too! This meant a somewhat treacherous drive for us back from Ikea in Croydon (a mere 45 minutes away, much easier than the 2 hour drive from Columbus to Cinci!) since everyone in England freaks out as the first flakes hit the pavement.  I can’t quite blame them, what with their tiny cars and narrow roads. The snow continued through the night, but today’s slightly warmer temperatures have already begun a big melt. I think it will all be gone in a day or two-but then it’s supposed to drop to freezing again, so who knows what will happen. We took advantage of the winter wonderland this morning, walking into the village to go to the shop to grab some things for lunch and check out what everyone else was doing. With it being Sunday and all, there were a lot of people wandering around, making snowmen, playing with their dogs and/or small children, and sledding.

A little help walking via holding the hood of his little coat!

Lindfield Common, where the magic happens.

Really need to invest in some wellies.


Stupid seagulls, all creepin.

And finally, what happens when the lightest snow dusts the streets of the South East? Everyone FREAKS OUT.


Fortunately there was still broccoli, and stilton, and with this I made a delicious soup-perfect for the first (only?) snowy day of the year. Oh, and this guy was hanging out, just chilling, wearing a cool coat and waiting for his owner to buy some groceries.

3 thoughts on “Snowy Sunday”

  1. drinking coffee whilst watching the kids play in the snow and thought i’d read some snowy blogs. Having found yours it was great to see the pictures as I grew up in H.Heath and my mum was born in Lindfield. Nice to see things haven’t changed to much.

  2. loved the pics I feel your pain Jon! really pretty though. Colby missed romping in the snow with you. Hows the flat hunting? Are you getting ready to buy your first big item? (SOFA)

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