Snow day selfie

As with many schools across the land, Helen’s was closed on Friday thanks to the snowfall. Naturally there was only one thing to do: get outside and play in it.

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Helen and I enjoying the snow together on Friday.

We built a huge snowman and had great fun simply throwing ourselves down any snow covered gradient we could find. We also went sledging, although I use the term loosely.

Our previous sledge broke and I haven’t yet got around to replacing it so we had to improvise. I got a piece of laminated chipboard, drilled some holes in it and fed some rope through the holes so they could be used as handles.

There was a little trial and error as we figured out the best way to get the sledge to work. Eventually we mastered the technique: if you lay down flat on the board it would fly down hill at great speed.

Helen and I stopped for a moment to take a quick picture. Although Izzy and Mrs Adams had been with us, they’d retired home because of the cold so it was just the two of us left playing outside in a nearby park.

It’s a quick phone snap that I took in colour, but I’ve flipped it to black and white. I think portraits like this work well in monochrome.

I’ve added the picture to the #MySundayPhoto linky that’s hosted by the Photalife.com blog. It’s a fantastic photographic linky that you can visit by clicking on the badge below.

 

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22 Comments

  1. January 15, 2017 / 6:56 am

    What a great photo and I’m very jealous of all your snow! We had the lightest dusting – not even enough for a snowball!

    • John Adams
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      January 17, 2017 / 5:49 am

      That is a shame. Hope you get more snow later on in the winter.

  2. January 15, 2017 / 8:54 am

    I do love a selfie and you both look so happy. We had snow here but sadly the school stayed open #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 5:48 am

      Ah, so no snow day then? Sure you little one had fun at school in the snow.

  3. January 15, 2017 / 9:00 am

    I really wanted to be sharing some fun snow pictures like this. You both look so happy in that photo. I have a shiny new sledge you could have, I’ve given up ever seeing snow here!

    • John Adams
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      January 17, 2017 / 5:48 am

      Maybe you have your own micro-climate? As it happens, we do seem to live in a micro-climate in the North Downs. We get snow every year, albeit normally only a small amount. It being so hilly, it can be enough to bring everything to a standstill.

  4. January 15, 2017 / 11:19 am

    Great selfie, we didn’t get any really. Started to snow at 7pm finished at 10pm and gone by the morning.

    Thank you for linking up

    • John Adams
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      January 17, 2017 / 5:47 am

      Sorry to hear that Darren. Next time I’ll invite you up here.

  5. January 15, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    Blimey how much snow did you get?? We usually get loads but we only had about an inch or so and had to go to school. Boo! Lovely happy photo though 🙂

    • John Adams
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      January 17, 2017 / 5:46 am

      We didn’t get too much. Maybe six or seven centremetres. It was enough though to have lots of fun.

  6. January 15, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Great selfie and it sounds like you both had such a fantastic time out in the snow too. Xx #mysundyphoto

    • John Adams
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      January 17, 2017 / 5:45 am

      We had a great time in the snow, thanks. Hope you got the chance to also.

  7. January 15, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Cant go wrong with a snow day or a selfie. Perfect combo then! #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 5:45 am

      Ah, selfies can go a bit wrong sometimes. You should have seen Izzy’s reaction when approached a life size Olaf a couple of years ago. Just as I took the pic she lost the plot, bit time. Didn’t make for a good selfie that one.

  8. January 15, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    That’s a lovely shot. And gtrwt fun out in the snow. Loving the homemade sledge idea. We didn’t have more than a dusting which I’m quite relieved about although it is sad that the kids don’t get to play in it

    • John Adams
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      January 17, 2017 / 5:44 am

      Oh wow, and your boy would have an entire farm to play on. Here’s hoping for some more snow.

  9. January 15, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    This is a lovely picture, you both look so happy! Also I’m so jealous of your snow!! #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
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      January 17, 2017 / 5:43 am

      I take it you didn’t get any snow then? Thanks for commenting.

  10. January 16, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    What a lovely selfie, I agree portraits do look better in monochrome.

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 5:34 am

      Always worth experimenting with pictures and I love a good B&W portrait.

  11. January 16, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    So glad that you and Helen had fun in the snow. We hardly got any here so I’m quite jealous that you managed to build a snowman and go sledging!

    • John Adams
      Author
      January 17, 2017 / 5:29 am

      The winter is young, who knows, you may get your turn yet.