Spring?...Not Just Yet!

This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.

Spring?...Not just yet

Walking around the city and seeing all of the lovely bright Spring themed shop window displays assured me that Winter was over and Spring was just around the corner. :-)
Looks like I spoke a little too soon........Imagine my confusion when I woke up this morning unable to see out of my windows due to a fresh downpour of thick icy cold snow!!!
I'll be perfectly honest with you. I wasn't actually that disappointed with the arrival of fresh snow, more like super excited! I couldn't resist letting my inner child takeover and so I quickly got dressed and went outside to explore the winter wonderland.
The reason I was so excited was that I'd never actually seen this much snow. I've heard people talk about "six inches of snow" but I'd only really experiences a few centimetres of snow. This however was insane, probably 8 inches of powdery light snow and it was still falling!
I probably wouldn't have been this excited if I had things to do or places to be. Today however, I had no plans for my day off and decided to let myself enjoy the snow rather than be irritated by its sudden appearance.

The neighbourhood was unrecognisable! Bicycles and mopeds covered in a thick white quilt.

Cars were well and truly frozen.

It's crazy to think that just last week we were having days where the sun was shining and no coat was needed when stepping out of the house.

Today was a different story and I was thankful for my three layers of clothing as I made my way down the road. I was heading to the local park, to see what kind of state it was in.
It was a magical world of ice and snow.

It was nice watching people walk dogs and play with children in the snow.
I bumped into a group of cheeky monkeys that thought it was funny to throw snowballs at me! I'm not sure if they were shocked that I threw snowballs back at them or just surprised at what a bad throw I am! Either way the look on their faces was priceless!

It was a really lovely afternoon. Getting some fresh air and enjoying the bright energy that the white snow filled me with.
I was chilled to the bone when I got home and so the thought of spending an evening at home in my warm apartment was rather appealing. I turned the heaters up high, lit some candles

and made myself a nice and hot fresh mint tea to thaw myself out (I'm trying to cut down on coffee! eeeeek!)

Looks like I'm set for a rather cosy evening :-)

This post was originally posted on 11th March 2013.
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