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a day in snowy london

January 21, 2013

Wow! We might not have got a white christmas, but we surely got our winter wonderland. I thought it rude not to celebrate, document and share this wonderful sunday we experienced here in london and probably in most parts of the country.

Yet, on the opposite side of the world, in australia, there is a heatwave. The other day, sydney had 46 degrees, the hottest day ever!

I cannot remember the last time we had snow falling for literally 12 hours on the trot. It was such a bonus it happened on a sunday. It was also rather mild. How wonderful to see so many children so happy, making snowmen and out with their sledges. Families, couples, everyone was smiling and enjoying the snow.

Parks were buzzing and it seemed like everyone and their dog were out having a good time. It kind of reminded me of the olympics 2012, were london felt united!

I was out all day until the evening so snapped away wherever i went. I hope you enjoy this little diary of  ‘a day in snowy london’. Certainly a day to remember!

























I’d love to know what you were up to and what weather condition you are having. Have a great week and see you thursday.

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  • Reply Judith January 21, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Instant magic! Love that snowman!

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:06 am

      Ha. He was in a private little park, pleased I snapped him:-)

  • Reply Geraldine January 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    What beautiful images you have shown . I agree it was so lovely that this happened over the weekend. The kids loved it! Many carrots disappeared from the fridge for snowmen noses 🙂 I hear it might snow again later this week. xx

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:07 am

      I bet there was a shortage of carrots by Monday:-) I’m glad I documented it coz not sure when again it will be as beautiful as Sunday x

  • Reply Pippa Jameson January 21, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Some lovely pictures here! xx

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:07 am

      Thank you Pippa xx Thank you for visiting!

  • Reply sue January 21, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    lovely photos tina! my favourite is the pink door! how cute is that!!! i loooooooooooove snow… a little too much! drinking a mug of hot chocolate as i type… this is my kind of weather completely! 🙂

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:08 am

      You know I saw the pink door as we were driving past and I just had to stop the car, get out and snap. Too good to miss;-)

      I love snow too. Oh, interesting that as a Aussie you like the cold!

  • Reply Anya Jensen January 21, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    WOW Tina, looks like these should be images from Scandinavia – not London. How are you coping over there. They used to close everything if a bit of snow fell, when I lived there:) Here we too have snow(not as much as you though), and -7/10 degrees – so freezing indeed. Happy Monday Love,

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:09 am

      Correct. I think we gave you guys a running for your money.
      Oh, nothing changes in the UK. a little bit of snow and it all falls apart xx

  • Reply Michaela January 21, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Great photos as always Tina – I ESP heart the pink door!! xx

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:10 am

      Thanks love. Yep, pink door seems to be a hit x

  • Reply Igor January 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Adorable! I love how the caprice of nature triggers inspiration in all of us! Enjoyed this little stroll through snow white London!

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:11 am

      I did not go to a hilly park like you did in Paris but it was all good fun:-)

  • Reply Ingrid January 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Tina, I love seeing snow! Great tour through London- especially liked the night light shot. It’s not quite so hot here today, off for a swim x i

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:11 am

      So glad, hear it’s been raining a little? You guys must be relieved! Glad you enjoyed x

  • Reply Nicola January 21, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Everything looks so pretty doesn’t it. And your photos are lovely x

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:12 am

      It was really Winter Wonderland!!!! Thanks N xx

  • Reply Doris January 21, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    As usual fabulous photo’s Tina. Just wondering where the 5th image of the big black gates is from? They are amazingly beautiful! Snow always brings a magical feeling to the landscape doesn’t it? Have a nice week. xD

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:13 am

      Those gates were somewhere in Holland Park I think. It was misty and it looked a little spooky. Thanks Doris x

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 22, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I just love the shot of the pink door and how it pops against the powdery white snow – FAB!

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:13 am

      Ha. Told ya. Had you in mind when I snapped it!

  • Reply WeHeartHome January 22, 2013 at 11:10 am

    BE-UUUU-TI-FUL! Oh Tina, the picture with the pink door! How fun.

    Snow makes me happy, but not for too long. I like a nice snowfall, especially the first ones of the season. Everything sounds muted, the white of the snow reflects more light, people are happy, just how you described. But I’m over all that real fast.

    This weekend we had more snow. I was kind of miserable about it. I want spring to come now. 🙂

    Xx. Holly.

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:15 am

      You are so right about everything sounding muted. It’s extraordinary. I also like that it’s light at night because of the snow!

      Oh, you tease, you’re all nice about snow in the beginning of your comment and then it’s: ENOUGH ALREADY… I want spring!
      I have to say that on Monday/Tuesday London looked miserable, grey and lonely.

      I also want spring to come xx

  • Reply Chi @ 106 January 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Glorious photography, Tina! I love the snow covered branches framing the bubblegum pink of the door and those frosted gates are like something from a Tim Burton movie (my favourite kind!).

    The snow was fun for me at first but having had an epic day negotiating country roads on Friday, I’m totally over it. I’d much rather enjoy its beauty form the comfort of my home nursing a hot beverage! 😀 x

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:17 am

      Bubblegum Pink, that’s it…. oh, like the reference to a Tim Burton movie:-)

      Listen, Sunday was magical if you spent the day with family, kids, friends in the park, in the snow etc. To travel, snow in the UK is a bitch coz they can’t cope. Full stop! I can imagine negotiating country roads in snow is not much fun!

      Can we feel spring in the air?? x

  • Reply Alison Sye January 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Beautiful images as usual – that can’t possibly be a spider’s web, can it?

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:18 am

      Ha. No. It was the reflection from the street light! Thanks ALISON X

  • Reply noreen January 23, 2013 at 2:21 am

    oh, send it our way! we’ve GOT the cold, we just need some lovely white snow to play in. isn’t it wonderful? your photos are just lovely – the pink door one sticks out, but they’re all beautiful. is it melted? joy to you, n

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:19 am

      YES< IT"S MELTED:((((((((((( It was literally 1-2 days, with Sunday being the best one! I Loved it and felt like a kid! The pink door came about because I thought my post would be very white otherwise:-)

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey January 23, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I do love London in the snow. You did so much better than Belfast and we’re further north! The pink door is my fav shot and snow aside, a pink door is just fabulous!

    Thanks for the snowy tour darlin’ xx

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:20 am

      Oh, Mr Grey, some bubblegum pink door for you. You know I love when men wear baby pink and grey, very classy!

      Pleasure treasure x

  • Reply Louise de Miranda January 23, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Lovely pictures Tina! The one with the pink door is genious! I just love to walk in the snow and hear it under my feet. I think snow slows everything down, and muffles sounds so we get to really appreciate nature, don’t you think? We had our fair bit of snow here as well and I’m lucky to live adjacent to a park so I can enjoy it to the fullest. Would love to see Hyde Park covered in snow some time.

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:22 am

      Yes, there is something magical about snow. I started skiing at 4 years old so have always been used to going to the mountains. Just love it!

      You are very lucky to live next to a park. Some of your Instagram photos are beautiful!

  • Reply leah of sang the bird January 24, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Magical shots T!! Love that your photos encompass your whole day out. The 3rd shot down, the close up of the braches is so beautiful.
    It has been hot here. Really hot! Today is a small reprieve, it is overcast and has rained several times already. I am a happy camper… xxx

    • Reply tina January 25, 2013 at 2:23 am

      Thanks L, I just love that you Aussies show me high summer shots and that you can come here to feast on snow pics. Just wonderful.

      Glad it rained. 46 degrees did not sound pretty! xx

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