It's quite an unusual storm, a mixture of cold strong winds that are blowing in a different direction from what is normal and snow. The snow is far dryer than normal as well (if that makes sense) and is blowing everywhere. I have areas with no snow on the ground at all and some drifts higher than me (6ft).
We're not used to this type of weather anymore and things like keeping the wood burner going and the heating on have been a priority. The new unfinished extension that we've knocked through to has been chilly as there was quite a few drafts for the wind to blow through. I spent a good half hour with some expanding foam to fix that problem!
The children were quite happy inside, watching films, making crafts and baking cakes but I decided it was the perfect weather to take them outside for a light bit of survival training! I'm a mean dad, but want to try to teach them some things they might remember.
For the first shelter we took out a tarp, rope and paracord. We're short on suitable trees here (they're busy growing) so we decided upon a few gate posts to build it around.
|This girl is such a trooper, nothing phases her.|
|quite happy out of the wind!|
|Our snow cave|
|My eldest getting out of the wind and the elements in the cave she helped to dig.|
Also no polar bears got us either, which is always good!
How's everyone else in the UK dealing with the snow? Anyone else forcing their kids to learn stuff in these conditions?
Whats the weather like elsewhere in the world?