#DreamingOfSnow Giveaway: Tell me your snow story!

A few years ago the snow was just about good enough to sledge on and we went over to Chapel Allerton Park to see if we could make a few runs. It was a LOT of fun…here’s a quick snippet:

Inntravel specialise in ‘slow holidays’…walking, cycling and snow breaks. I’m not likely to persuade the hubby to go on one of the walking holidays (he thinks a walk is only a good idea if you’re trying to get to somewhere!), but I might be successful with the snow.

We would like to know your best snow story/memory (have you been sledging? had a great snowboarding holiday? made snow-angels in your back yard?) and have kindly given me a £30 Go Outdoors voucher and a snow globe (which you can put your own pics in) to give away (maybe for a new sledge? or some warm clothes for all the snow we’re totally going to have this year!*) and there’s also a Nails Inc. ‘Bling It On’ glitter nail kit because your nails totally need to look great when you’re playing in the snow!

* ok, a girl can dream…maybe it’ll happen! We were meant to be getting 8 inches of snow this weekend! Yeah, right.

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Leave me a comment with your #DreamingOfSnow snow story/memory (can be as short or as long as you like) and enter using the Rafflecopter below… good luck!

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  1. janet humphrey
    December 8, 2014 / 1:15 pm

    cycling to work in the cold, coming out at the end of the day (our office didnt have windows) and finding five inches on both the paths and the road….walked home that day

  2. Claire Davies
    December 8, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    When I was younger my Dad always used to clear the whole drive of snow – he would collect all the snow into one huge pile on the lawn – it used to be really high some times! Happy Christmas!

  3. Claire Hull
    December 8, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    My favourite memory of snow is going seledging with my daughters

  4. Michelle Banks
    December 8, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    building the first snowman with my grandaughter x

  5. Paula Barker
    December 8, 2014 / 7:04 pm

    Making a snowman with my son for the first time

  6. laura stewart
    December 8, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    we built a snow man and it looked like wallace from wallace and gromit

  7. Susan Joyce Rogers
    December 8, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    I remember one year when I worked nights having to walk to work ,it was about 6 miles away!then after a 12 hour shift walking back,not really my favourite but memorable

  8. Tracy Nixon
    December 8, 2014 / 8:29 pm

    I love snow, infact I love the Winter more than the Summer, so I will join you in your dreaming of snow! I worked as a rep in Lapland – over the Christmas and New Year a few years back and it was the best experience of my life! It was cold at first but after a bit, you get used to being in snow all the time. Husky sleighing, building snowmen – I felt like a kid again! And even seeing ‘Father Christmas’ and the reindeers there, I actually began to believe it was really him too! I just wish we could have some snow here over Christmas! Fingers crossed! Thank you for the giveaway!

  9. Julie D
    December 8, 2014 / 8:29 pm

    sledging with my Grandad, very cold & wet but very enjoyable, not many cars about then so dragged us back along road home!

  10. karen cowley
    December 8, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    I remember playing in the snow with my sister, we decided to draw on the snow with food colouring ? was fab, as it melted we had a rainbow coloured garden x

  11. clair downham
    December 8, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    sledging with my chidren a couple of years ago

  12. Jessica Powell
    December 8, 2014 / 9:11 pm

    Making a snowman with my brother and my grandparents as a kid 🙂

  13. Kathleen Thomson
    December 8, 2014 / 9:41 pm

    The dumping we got in 2010. Was my German Shepard Inka’s last xmas. She loved it her and my 7 yr old were so funny to watch. So happy she got to see it before she died 🙂

  14. Sharon Jones
    December 8, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    My memories of snow are wonderful building huge snowmen and great big igloos , now I love taking my kids out in it , their fav thing is sledging we have a really big hill and of course we all enjoy having a go! Still a big kid at heart!

  15. lynn heath
    December 8, 2014 / 10:25 pm

    My youngest daughter was born in March 2013 and as we left the hospital it started to snow, it then seemed to snow for days on end!! – I couldn’t believe that I could have a baby in March and then be stuck inside because of the snow!!!!

  16. Michael Rattray
    December 8, 2014 / 10:57 pm

    Making igloos when I was little

  17. EJ Dunn
    December 9, 2014 / 12:08 am

    This is a weird one…

    Last year I was walking home from work and it had been snowing. Up ahead on the road I saw tyre tracks that had overlapped to create a heart shape. In the background there were the cottage like houses of Mudchute and the towering beauty of Canary Wharf. I can still remember that image. It was gorgeous.

  18. Esma Blackwell
    December 9, 2014 / 1:36 am

    playing with my children for the first time in the snow,was a wonderful day.

  19. Tina Holmes
    December 9, 2014 / 7:16 am

    Both my kids seeing snow for the first time was amazing

  20. Esma Blackwell
    December 9, 2014 / 8:49 am

    The first time my 2 eldest children where old enough to play in the snow.we all throughly enjoyed it was a wonderful day.

  21. lauren tourle
    December 9, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    i remember being in wales last year and it snowed, not for very long but it was thick and beautiful and was the first time my daughter saw snow which was so magical 🙂

  22. Maxine Owen
    December 9, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    Having the day off school because of the snow and spending the day sledging down a large hill. Crashed into a few bushes and pricked by thorns but totally worth it!

  23. Miss Tracy Hanson
    December 9, 2014 / 9:15 pm

    Building a snow cave and hiding from our friends in it. 🙂

  24. Laura Pritchard
    December 9, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    Making my son’s first snowman with him 2 years ago.

  25. December 9, 2014 / 10:11 pm

    Me and my dad had a snowball fight one year and he accidentally hit me with a snowball square in the face! So whilst he was trying to comfort me our next door neighbour dropped a snowball straight down his back! It was so funny!

  26. Corissa Smith
    December 10, 2014 / 2:02 am

    I used to have to catch the service bus to school, and I had to walk up a hill to catch it. One day during the last week of school before the Christmas holidays, I was a bit late, and ended up missing the bus. I’d only just missed it, so I started to run after it, i noticed the bus slowing at the top of the hill, and I thought he was stopping for me, But turns out, It was so icy from the compacted snow, that he couldn’t make it up the hill, and started sliding down it! I was so close to the bus at this point and in a bit of shock, that i didn’t move as quick as I should have, and the bus ran over my foot! 🙁 xxx

  27. December 11, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    When I was little, one of my brothers used to drag me everywhere in the sled – to empty parking lots, to his friends’ houses, etc.

    On this occasion, it must have been New Year’s Eve because our dad was going down to the supermarket to do the shopping and we tagged along. While he was inside, my brother was pulling me along the top of this very steep hill. After complaining – probably about how cold I was, hah – he scooped up some snow, balled it up so that it looked more like ice, and literally launched it quite a distance through a crowd of people preparing to sled. Before grabbing me and running, I just remember seeing it explode over the back of some random man’s head.

    To this day – primarily because we don’t get much snow these days – that’s always the story I tell whenever asked what my favourite snow story is.

  28. Helen Stratton
    December 11, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    When I daughter was a toddler we lived in a 3rd floor flat. It snowed that winter and she was 18months. My husband got her dressed all excitedly and put her wellies on and carried her quickly downstairs so she could be the first to put footprints in it. He came running up even quicker with her screaming because it terrified her.

  29. emma speers
    December 11, 2014 / 11:10 pm

    Every year we think of an idea to keep the children believing. A couple of years ago it had been snowing a lot and so on xmas eve when the children were asleep my partner went outside and took the washing line down so one side looked like it had been knocked down, drew lines a few inches apart at resemble where a sleigh had been, and grated carrot around with half bitten carrots on the ground. The children really believed Santa had been. So much so that when this year my daughter almost 12 found out santa wasnt real, she questioned us about that incident lol

  30. Karen hutchinson
    December 12, 2014 / 9:36 am

    Helping my son build his first snowman and igloo -2011

  31. MichelleD
    December 13, 2014 / 12:15 am

    Building snowmen with my Daughter!

  32. Lynsey Buchanan
    December 13, 2014 / 2:26 am

    Being young and the snow coming up well past my knees

    December 13, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    my husband coming down in a sledge used his feet as brakes so the snow shot up and covered him head to toe in snow – have a great piccie of him – he looks like a snowman

  34. Julie Savage
    December 13, 2014 / 5:50 pm

    A few years ago when my son was into Dr Who, we built a snow Dalek in the garden

  35. Joanna Butler-Savage
    December 13, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    we built a snow gonzo and it was amazing

  36. Jayne T
    December 13, 2014 / 11:32 pm

    Mine is having a snow day off school and making the biggest snowman I’d ever seen, then spending the day sledging.

  37. Jennifer Toal
    December 14, 2014 / 12:28 am

    Being sent home from school and going sledging down the street

  38. Lucie Plant
    December 14, 2014 / 2:06 am

    Making a huge snow cat with my sister in the garden with four feet of snow around us!

  39. Phil Oneill
    December 14, 2014 / 8:28 am

    Having snowball fights with my daughter

  40. Laura Walker
    December 14, 2014 / 12:32 pm

    My mum picking me and my brother up from school and going home on the sledge

  41. laura jayne bates
    December 14, 2014 / 10:30 pm

    family time building snowmen

  42. Ann Marie Jefferies
    December 15, 2014 / 8:37 am

    Making a snowman with my mum when I was little was the best

  43. donna l jones
    December 15, 2014 / 10:15 am

    helping the children build snowmen

  44. cherie shaw
    December 15, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    Sledging down big hills with my cousin’s when we were little 🙂

  45. elaine stokes
    December 15, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    I live in a small village when I was young, and when it snowed all the lids along our street built igloos and had snowball fights…………… we had a lot more snow in them days!!!!!

    December 15, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    Being unable to move from the house in a total white out – it was picturesque and cosy from inside the house

  47. Jade Hewlett
    December 15, 2014 / 1:28 pm

    It never snows where I live and the first time I saw snow properly and not just a few flakes was the day after my birthday in 2009 I think. I was so excited I built a snowman, had a snowball fight, took loads of pictures and nearly every year since then it has snowed and I have done the same. It’s great to have a day off work when it snows and spend time with the family. I was sad it didn’t snow late last year / early this year so I hope it snows sometime this winter.

  48. Sophie Swallow
    December 15, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    Going sledging with my dad and little sisters 🙂

  49. Michelle Phillips
    December 15, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    I lived in Canada for 4 years and every year when it snowed the senior students would have a huge school snowball fight on the senior field 🙂

  50. Kaci Soderstrom
    December 15, 2014 / 7:41 pm

    Building my first snowman

  51. Lauren Old
    December 15, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    My cousins and I using our bodyboards to sled down the steepest field nearby!

  52. Kim Styles
    December 15, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    Driving off the Ipswich/ Norwich road, in the 1980s, at night in such heavy snow we couldn’t see where the road ended and where the fields started.we were rescued by strangers who put us up for two days!! we found our car in a field !

  53. Helen B
    December 15, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    Our back garden growing up was on a huge slope and one February we had mountains of snow. I got kitted up in all my Dad’s waterproofs so I could stay out all day without getting cold and build the most awesome sledging track and ramp. It was immense!

  54. Charlotte Hood
    December 15, 2014 / 9:52 pm

    When I was 10 I went to New York for Christmas to see my family. It snowed so much, so I got to play in the street with all the kids on the block 🙂 Coupled with the fact they go crazy for their outdoor decorations, it was amazing!

  55. Lyndsey Beckford
    December 15, 2014 / 9:56 pm

    I remember one year just after I’d moved from Scotland to Halifax it snowed really heavily. I was out shoveling my drive and my neighbours were all saying to me how I must be used to all this snow being from Scotland. They were amazed when I told them that I’d never seen that much snow ever in my life as I lived on the north east coast and we hardly ever got snow! I’m not sure that they actually believed me! 🙂

  56. Eva Appleby
    December 15, 2014 / 10:01 pm

    Building an igloo with my kids

  57. Kerry Lethbridge
    December 15, 2014 / 10:34 pm

    Waking up as a little girl to find Santa sleigh tracks in the snow. It wasn’t til years later I found out my neighbours dad had gotten up early to do it

  58. gemma nisbet
    December 15, 2014 / 10:35 pm

    Building a huge snowman 2 years ago and my son watching from inside the house in the warm!!

  59. gina sudron
    December 15, 2014 / 10:54 pm

    as a child waking up on christmas eve looking out of window thick snow everywhere which was back in the 70s

  60. Natalie England
    December 15, 2014 / 10:58 pm

    My dog playing in the snow 🙂

  61. Sarah Heath
    December 15, 2014 / 11:26 pm

    I remember grabbing tea trays, black sacks and newspaper and walking 15 minutes from home to go sledging down the local hills, the improvised sledges were great fun.

  62. Anonymous
    December 16, 2014 / 12:09 am

    a few years ago the full village got snowed in for 2 days no work or school just fun with the kids we got lots of photos ti show the kids when they are adults

    December 16, 2014 / 1:20 am

    When i was 13 i was lucky to go on a school trip skying to Austria, now ive never been a sporty person but experienced the most amazing experiences when at the top of the mountain i walked out and was then up to my knees in powder soft snow i will never forget the amazement i felt but not sure if id fancy it these days

  64. Jo Hutchinson
    December 16, 2014 / 2:45 am

    To get to my grandmothers house, we had to sledge down her steep drive, when she was snowed in. It was great fun.

  65. Kate Deakin
    December 16, 2014 / 8:43 am

    #DreamingOfSnow – when we first got our puppy and she adored the snow -she bounded all over the garden – it was so delightful seeing her so happy we all just couldn’t help laughing at her.

  66. Kristy Smith
    December 16, 2014 / 10:29 am

    Playing in the snow and sliding down hills

  67. clare d
    December 16, 2014 / 11:14 am

    making a snowman for the first time! i was super happy with myself but it got kicked down i was devastated! ha!

  68. Jeanette Chalmers
    December 16, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    Sledging down the hill near our home on black bin bags. My children have proper sledges, it’s just not the same!

  69. Melanie Pendrey
    December 16, 2014 / 2:56 pm

    Making Snow Angels with my friends I think I was about 8

    December 16, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    Getting to work & then being sent home. Had to leave car at work & walk home as no buses running.

  71. kim neville
    December 16, 2014 / 4:21 pm

    Going sledging and having big snowball fights with my sister

  72. Pam Francis Gregory
    December 16, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    Getting the day off school because of the snow – It had to be really bad back then!

  73. Allan Fullarton
    December 16, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    Sledging with my lad.

  74. caroline tokes
    December 16, 2014 / 8:33 pm

    making a snowman with my dad that was bigger than me

  75. Amanda Norwood
    December 16, 2014 / 8:59 pm

    I remember one year we had so much snow that we built an igloo in our back garden. We spent hours in it over the next few days and were very upset when we arrived home one day to find someone had kicked it in.

  76. nicola atkins
    December 16, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    I loved a few years ago, taking my children to a huge mountain in wales with sledges, people had made igloo’s. we had loads of fun!

  77. Hayley Colburn
    December 16, 2014 / 10:38 pm

    still makes me laugh now, I remember the snow slipping down from the roof when my dad stepped out of the front door, it absolutely covered him, me and my mom were in stitches, he looked so funny

  78. jessica newman
    December 16, 2014 / 11:14 pm

    when i was a kid i remember going sledging at a local park with a big hill it was great fun

    December 16, 2014 / 11:15 pm

    Remember being devastated when the snowman i had built became a pile of slush the following day

  80. marie carr
    December 16, 2014 / 11:46 pm

    When it actually snowed on xmas day – which was not very often! but seemed like every xmas when I was young!

  81. Cat Culmer
    December 17, 2014 / 12:42 am

    My trip to Iceland a few years ago. Who knew they could have snow so deep!

  82. Natalie Crossan
    December 17, 2014 / 1:48 am

    I went to Russia aged 13 and for the first day me and my friends just spent the afternoon making snow angels and having snowball fights 🙂 xx

  83. Janet Bennett
    December 17, 2014 / 2:23 am

    My dad making me and my sister a sledge with metal runners, it was brilliant, so fast and scary, we still talk about it today

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