Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I recall the first time I ever saw snow.

18 years old, fresh off the boat nearly 10 years ago when we first moved over to the UK. You see in Durban we just don’t get snow.

Living in a studio flat in Marleybone (yes it’s true we had a W1 post code – no jokes!) we received an early morning call at 5:30am from fellow South African friends announcing that it was Snowing! Oh the excitement. Craig and I leapt out of bed and quickly made our way upstairs to see the wonder of white fluffy powder coating everything from benches to red telephone boxes. Snow has a way of making everything look magical. I still remember Craig going out in a pair of shorts – a very South African thing to do – we have learned to be more prepared over the years! We proceeded to make a mini snow man, as you do, and took a ludacris amount of photographs with our film camera.

The novilty of winter does start to wear thin after a few years, but there is still something about snow that makes me break out into song “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” Ally McBeal / Scrubs style, in my head of course 🙂 – well, sometimes out load too if nobody’s around!

There is a severe weather warning out at the moment across the UK. Travel chaos has ensued including the closer of Gatwick airport and 4 Eurostar Trains being stuck over night in the channel tunnel! Keeping positive about the white stuff, I decided to take a wonder with our little dog AKA Marely or the Marley Moo as he is affectionately known. He luuuuurves the snow. Too much fun!

Snow in Dorking, Surrey December 2009

Snow over a Morris Minor car in Surrey 2009

Snow in December 2009, Royal Mail post box

Snow pictures in Surrey, UK December 2009

The Marley Moo (our little dog – Italian Greyhound cross Toy Poodle!)
Little dog looking out at the snow in Surrey

Snow pictures in Dorking, Surrey December 2009

Snow images UK

Box Hill snow pictures

A little friend for Marley
snow pictures in Surrey UK

A view of Box Hll
snow pictures in Surrey, Box Hill

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  1. Alexandra on December 19, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    These are amazing 🙂 I love the post box one! Beautiful 🙂

  2. Christine Meintjes on December 20, 2009 at 7:07 am

    One day I want to experience a white christmas! Beautiful pics!!

  3. Julia Boggio on December 20, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Looks fabulous. It’s definitely not like that here in Wimbledon.

  4. Brydie on January 9, 2014 at 11:53 pm


    Nice wintery pics. I came across them because I recently got an Italian Greyhound x Toy Poodle and was googling to see if I could find any photos of others. Ours is a lot less hairy (at least, so far at 3.5 months). Have you met any others? We live in Fulham, but got ours from St Leonards.


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