Snow Falls in Kent

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The snow had been spreading across the UK all this week, without reaching Kent. But now it’s here, and what chaos it has caused. Read on to find out more.

Snow Falls in Kent

For the benefit of anyone outside the UK the county of Kent is situated in the south east of England, and I live at Herne Bay, which is a coastal resort right in the South Eastern corner. The good thing about that, is that we enjoy the best of the weather, we don’t get much rain, and when I first moved here 13 years ago, it was unusual to even experience frost, and snow was unheard of. But how times have changed.

Within the last few years we have endured cold winters, last year we had more rain than ever before, it seems our weather pattern has changed, but not for the best. But until last week our temperatures just made 10 degrees, which at the moment seems like summer!

The weather man warned us about the inclement temperatures, which were heading towards us. I recoiled in horror when I saw on the news, cars stuck in snow drifts, buses that couldn’t get up hills, and all the chaos that snow causes.

We carried on as Normal

I was due to go to a pantomime last Friday night in Canterbury, still no snow in our region, so I took a chance and went. That is when the snow decided to arrive. Luckily it’s only a short drive, but as we drove home, with snow flakes bouncing off the windscreen, trying to make sure we didn’t skid on the ice, we knew that on Saturday the car would not be leaving the garage.

If you are a child, the snow is great, it looks nice, it’s cool to build a snowman, and go sledging, and pelt Dad with snowballs, cos he enjoys it as much as you do. Of course he couldn’t get into work today, so now you have his undivided attention, but beware he doesn’t hog the sledge, cos all men are boys at heart.

Once you become an adult, the snow is a nuisance. Companies lose money when workers don’t turn up. if you are self employed, that is even worse, if you don’t work, you don’t earn. Buses and trains are disrupted, schools are closed, events are cancelled, and you can become house bound.

We have to take care

Then there are the risks of falling over and injuring yourself, and worse still, crashing your car, and risking your life. It seems a shame to stay indoors and let nature win, but maybe it’s the best way. The view out of the window, at the mantel of snow is beautiful. Mother nature has excelled herself.

I still have to go out walking, my dog loves the snow, he is 7 years old, but it brings out the puppy in him snuffling through the snow. He can run on the ice without falling over, but he does skid, and that is all part of the fun. I think it’s best to think of snow as a fun time, which doesn’t usually last very long. If you know anyone elderly and infirm, it’s a good idea to check they are ok, because snow can be their biggest fear.

Apart from that, let’s celebrate the snow, it’s part of our British seasons, after it goes we can look forward to Spring and longer evenings. But in the meantime, everyone please take care!

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Dangerous, Disrupts Transport, England, Fun For Children, Ice, Kent, Roads, Snow, Snowballs, Toboggans

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author avatar Carol
I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar Carol
21st Jan 2013 (#)

Thanks very much for moderating so quickly Steve. We have dug ourselves out today!

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author avatar M G Singh
22nd Jan 2013 (#)

Thank you for a wonderful post Carol

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author avatar Carol
22nd Jan 2013 (#)

Thanks for reading Madan

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
22nd Jan 2013 (#)

I have not experienced snow or winter as I have stayed in the tropics all my life! So I just get curious how people cope with winter, snow and the cold. You have described it all so well Carol, thanks - siva

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author avatar Carol
22nd Jan 2013 (#)

Thanks for reading siva

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
22nd Jan 2013 (#)

For all its setbacks Carol , you have made it all seem enjoyable , beautiful and bearable , which it is , but all the same , take care and enjoy .
God bless you .
Stella

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author avatar Carol
22nd Jan 2013 (#)

Bless you Stella, glad you enjoyed it.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
22nd Jan 2013 (#)

Keep safe and warm Carol....:0)

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author avatar Carol
22nd Jan 2013 (#)

Bless you Delicia, same to you.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
26th Jan 2013 (#)

lovely page Carol...yes we should all take good care of ourselves and others....

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author avatar Carol
26th Jan 2013 (#)

Thanks for reading cnwriter

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author avatar Ptrikha
21st Feb 2013 (#)

I have seen snow just once in my life- and I was on a vacation with my wife.
It however did not cause hardship, and I know that people who live in places with a lot of snowfall, would be experiencing a lot of difficulties and hardships. Any recent snow pictures?

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