°•☆• Snow in London is one of the most magical happenings in the city. Probably because it doesn`t happen often and also because it reminds me of Christmas movies. On the first day of snow, everything slows down, people take the day off due to tube and train cancellations, … Some shops stay closed or open later than usual. People cat hurry because the streets have slippery spots.
“I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: it brings people together while time stands still. Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs. No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, with each other, whenever and however it happened.”
(Rachel Cohn in “Dash and Lily`s Book of Dares”)
On the night it started snowing half our street stuck their noses outside, dogs and their owners ran up and down the white roads, snowmen were built and snowball fights are being started. Everyone was so happy and excited, enjoying the magical moment of thick white snowflakes falling down on us. On the way to the Off-Licence Shop around the corner everyone I saw smiled. Even though the sun had set hours ago, the streets and the sky seemed light because of the bright white of the snow covering everything. Snow in London is just such an event.
The next day I couldn`t wait to get out of the house. Hot chocolate coffee in hand and camera over my shoulder I wandered the streets in Canning Town: Kids rolling giant balls for supersized snowmen in the parks, neighbours helping each other to free their car windows, …
My boyfriend picked me up to drive to Shoreditch. While the main roads and pavements were back to grey pretty soon the residential neighborhoods remained covered in white soft fluff. Two Chai Lattes and dozens of pictures later I`m on my way home. First Snow Days in London are always special and memorable to me. °•☆•