The excitement could not be contained past 8 o'clock. Mummy, Daddy I have something very important to tell you, it's snowing! They drew back the curtains to prove themselves and we all stared in magical wonder at the silence descending on the Sussex soil. Great flakes, whirling, turning, spinning to the ground, layering the earth with just a dusting. Just enough of the whiteness to get the sledges out, holler and woop, to stare at the sky and demand hot chocolate and marshmallows to warm the noses and toes-es.
Before it disappeared as quickly as it came.