London snowfall in February 2009

Winter Snow day Feb 2009

The theme for this week on the Blog Tag is winter. It seems almost contradictory for me to be writing about winter on this hot summers 26 degrees day here in London today. Nonetheless this week’s theme did get me thinking about Winter and memorable wintry trips, days or experiences I’ve had here in London.

Over the last few winters there’s been a few flurries of light snow in London but nothing in comparison to the snowfall experienced in February 2009. On the 2nd of February 2009, Britain apparently experienced it’s heaviest snowfall in 18 years bringing the country to a standstill. Businesses were affected, schools were closed, airports, roads and transport were all heavily disrupted. A quick search on Google reminds me of the headlines this snowfall caused.

We woke up in the morning to a blanket of white snow outside. For a South African that’s never experienced snow before it was both incredibly exciting and mesmerizing to watch the snow falling.

Winter - Snow in Feb 2009

I remember attempting the journey to work and was able to get into the office successfully. I was the only one there as everyone else had been affected by the severe transport issues and delays. I decided to head back home as I wasn’t sure whether I would also have an issue getting home later if I stayed at the office.

As I was living in a house share at the time, everyone else decided to cancel their day of work too so the house was full when I got home.

Winter - Snow angel Feb 2009

Of course there was no better reason other than to go outside and enjoy the snow on this cold wintry day by making snow angels and building a snow man or should I say snow woman…

The men in the house decided it would be more fun to build a snow woman hence the boobies and rather trim figure 😉

Winter - Snowman Feb 2009

The snowy weather lasted for a few days until heavy rain and melting snow then turned to flooding. This weather was definitely one for the history books and a memorable winters day for me too.

Check out this link on Wikipedia for more about the snowfall: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_2009_Great_Britain_and_Ireland_snowfall

I wrote this post to share this memorable winter’s day outside in the snow as my interpretation of the winter activities topic on The Blog Tag this week. If you would like to take part in the fun on The Blog Tag click on the link or the picture below.

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12 Comments

  1. 17th July 2016 / 12:14 AM

    It’s been really chilly this weekend in Brisbane Australia and further south there’s been some snowfall. Nothing as full on as your winter in London😜

      • 19th July 2016 / 7:58 AM

        Not bad very similar to DBN weather and today is quite balmy😜

  2. 18th July 2016 / 7:35 AM

    I remember this snowfall.I lived in London at this point in time. Thick snow everywhere, it was my first experience of snow being a South African & from Durban.

      • 18th July 2016 / 7:46 AM

        Absolutely amazing, felt like a fairytale 🙂

        • 18th July 2016 / 7:51 AM

          🙂 Yes it did. We haven’t experienced such heavy snowfall like that again. It must be the global warming or something as the last few winters haven’t been as cold.

          • 18th July 2016 / 7:53 AM

            Really, so winter’s are much warmer now.I am heading to London next year July for a bit of holiday.

          • 18th July 2016 / 12:33 PM

            In my opinion yes, but that could also be because my temperature gauge may have acclimatised lol 😉 Ooh, that’s fantastic! Happy holiday planning 🙂

          • 18th July 2016 / 12:36 PM

            Thank you

  3. 27th July 2016 / 2:55 PM

    cool photos!

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