I Wish I Could Remember The Snow

Have you ever seen snow? How do you feel about it?

I have but I don’t remember it at all. I was 2 & 1/2 or maybe 3 when my parents took me and my sister who was 9 at the time all the way to Newcastle, England. At that time my mom’s second youngest sister and her family lived in Newcastle before moving to Glasgow in Scotland. We also had my mom’s elder brother and his family living in Cardiff, Wales. So one winter vacation my family took a couple of weeks off and decided to go and visit our family in the UK.

I am not sure how much time we actually spent over there; I’d have to go and ask my parents since I was too young to remember anything. However my aunt filled me in a bit especially about our time in Newcastle which was the first and only time that I, or my parents & sister, have ever experienced snow. It was snowing at the time that we went there. My aunt says that little tyke that I was was overly excited at the sight of the falling snow and that I begged to go out in the open.

She said that it wasn’t very cold at the time so she told my mom that it would be ok for me to spend some time out there. So I did, with my sister and cousins and apparently had a blast. And apprently I even tried to get a spoon and eat some of that snow that had piled up before me. Classic kids stuff. Now if only I could remember the feeling.

Prompt from 60 Blog Post Ideas for The Month of December at The OC Academy

Share Your Plans For The New Year

Too early to tell but I am expecting to have a quiet evening in with my parents with some good food and nothing much else. Maybe some alcohol. I dunno what exactly I will do yet but yeah, spend the evening at home with my parents sounds about right. I usually do not go out for New Year’s – I think the last time I did that was back in 2011 or so. Since then I have preferred to stay in.

Mostly though that is because going out can be really expensive. I’m happy if I get a bottle of Pepsi and a large pizza with my favourite toppings. Or maybe a bucket from KFC. But I will check with my parents and see what they want. I will ask my sister and if she is not going anywhere with her family or wants to go out with my parents then I will see if she and my niece can come and join us.  If they can it will be more the merrier. I’ll probably play some music and order some fried rice and Indian dishes like tandoori chicken & butter chicken – stuff like that. Maybe some starters as well.

And I will play some of my favourite music all night long. At 12 after the fireworks go out in the city, I will wish my parents a good night and then I will go to bed and maybe watch a movie. Boring I know but safe and comfortable.

Prompt from 31 DECEMBER BLOG POST IDEAS at BloggingHerWay.com