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Beautiful December

Now, when the garden awaits the return of spring
Now, when the silence is deep and blue
Now, when the winter has cast her spell again
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Here, where the snow is as soft as a woolly lamb
Here, where the nightfall is deep and blue,
Here, where the stars are so bright, you reach for them
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Child, may you sleep in gentle peace tonight
Dream of songs that rise on silken wings!
When you wake, enchanted by the snowspun light
Sing the songs that came to you in dreams,
Your beautiful December dreams
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What do you do in the snow?

GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands ModeratorPosts: 5,887 mod
If you're in a country that gets a lot of snow, what is your favourite thing to do? Is it just day-to-day for you, or is it a novelty?

In my country, we don't get very much snow at all, so it is very much novelty. Children in our country like to build snowmen and throw snowballs at each other, and everybody has a wonderful time.

What is your favourite thing to do when it snows?


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    I used to make snow men when I was a kid, but to be honest now, I tend to prefer to sit indoors with a nice warm cup of tea. @Hermine is much more into it though and goes skiing whenever she has enough snow around.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,887 mod
    Yes I don't really make snowmen anymore but I suppose that would change if I had children of my own. So I will look forward to that. I enjoy sitting the warm house and watching the snow fall. I also like to watch children playing in it, as it reminds me of a time when I was young and carefree.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    Nasty cold wet stuff! I prefer to avoid it where possible.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,887 mod
    Yes I agree it isn't very nice once it is on the ground, but I really enjoy watching it fall. It is a lot better when it doesn't stick to the ground, because then you can just watch it without it being a problem.
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Make Snowman with my dear sister who I haven't seen her for a month.Snow fighting with family is a good choice.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,887 mod
    Yes I enjoy snow fights too @navidafrasiabian but I don't like it afterwards when all my clothes are wet. I need to get in the shower as quickly as possible!
  • navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am exactly like you!
    After snow fight,delicious soup that is cooked by mom is the best thing ever,isn't it @GemmaRowlands ?!
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,131 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    It sounds weird but I once experiened it in my life and I did nothing except holding it in my hands. I am planning to go to a hill station in january to actually enjoy it fully. I will see what I will do but I will definitely make a snow woman not a snow man. :D
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,887 mod
    It sounds a little odd to me, but I have grown up always knowing what snow is, so I can't imagine a time of not knowing, if that makes sense. But I am glad that you managed to experience it. And yes @navidafrasiabian you're right, the soup afterwards is certainly the best bit!
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