Tuesday, 28 December 2010
In the Snow
With stuffy heads and over-stretched stomachs we wrapped ourselves up and ventured out into the snow.
As the cold air bit at our cheeks and breathed new life into our smiles, the intensity of Christmas melted away and the importance of presents diminished. The pressures of visiting dwindled and the need for noisy chit-chat vanished.
And there in the cold, as we introduced John to sledging, the distinction between 'james' family' and just 'family' blurred once again, until it was as hard to distinguish as the sledge-tracks in the snow.