Point & Shoot: Shopping in a snowstorm

Our weekends generally follow a familiar pattern: breakfast like kings, lounge around in PJ’s until the afternoon, then get out and do something with the remainder of the day.

Like groundhogs – we stay holed up long past the time everyone else is up. Most Canadian families are early weekend risers, groggily driving kids to distant ice-rinks and shivering into their coffee while hockey coaches hone the next Gretzky. There’s an advert running at the moment that portrays this group effort beautifully. #WeAllPlayForCanada


 

This weekend we had errands to run. (It’s funny, ‘running errands’ was a phrase I never used before we moved to Canada, but everyone says it here and it seems I’m becoming assimilated!)

With T’s birthday a week away we still needed to pick up a few things so after a hearty breakfast (that saw K spread butter on his warm muffin – is someone else assimilating?) and some GORGEOUS Costa Rican coffee we headed out into the snowstorm.

In Canada you don’t let a trifling inconvenience like a blizzard interfere with your plans. The snowfall seemed to ease so K shovelled the drive before we left – not that you could tell by the time we got home.

All in all a productive day: grocery shop done (with dancing), party loot bags sorted and, an extra, never-before-known bonus – Valentines cards and favours bought well in advance (makes a change from my usual modus operandi: leave it till the night before).





Before we knew it the weekend was over and we were wading through snowdrifts on our way to school…

Enjoy the pictures!

 

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29 Comments

  1. I love your snowy pics – and there has even been vague discussion of moving to Canada chez Saurus this week!

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    • Serious?? *chants* DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

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    • Us too, my husband is always mentioning it (he works for royal bank of canada) but I don’t know if we would ever do it!!

      That snow seems to be lasting forever out there!! beautiful pictures though

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      • We don’t get the whole ‘snowdrops-in-February’ deal out here. Spring won’t arrive until April – plenty of time to enjoy the white stuff!

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  2. Very impressed -and you put the Brits to shame. The whole country would have ground to a halt on a day like that lol!!

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  3. Wow, that is some serious snow!! Sometimes I wish we had snow like that in the UK but it looks hard work too! The children would love it!

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    • It’s wonderful – though many commuters would disagree with me. If you’re not a snow-plow driver it’s only hard work in as far as you have to shovel the drive (and the pavement directly outside your house if there is one – you’re liable if anyone falls and injures themselves).

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  4. Gorgeous shots. I can’t wait to visit Canada later this year. Looks awesome.

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  5. I want snow
    I want snow
    I want snow

    Very jealous

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  6. I don’t think I would be in any rush to go out in that snow either! Great pictures!

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  7. I really hope we see snow this year, it has been disappointingly absent!

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  8. Wow – what super snowy pictures. I would love to visit Canada as have family out there – but I don’t really get on with the snow as my wheelchair grinds to a halt. I’m sure I would find a way around it :-)

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  9. Oh they are amazing snow pictures. Apparently there was a bit of snow down the road in Worcester last night so we are keeping our fingers crossed for some still.

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  10. I so love your snowy photos – that powder looks awesome! Reminds me of our trip to Canada albeit a long time ago now. Seem to have completely bypassed the snow so far, it is chillier though so I may eat my words :)

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  11. Ahhhhh as much as I hate snow, I love being in the warm looking at pictures of it. These are amazing xxx

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    • That’s one of the reasons I love a snowy evening – nothing like it for making you feel warm, cozy and protected. :-)

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  12. The weather you have is just amazing – lovely photos.

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    • *Glances shiftily around and shuffles feet* No we didn’t :-( Just not economical so close to changing our vehicle – but we do rule out certain trips based on our potentially inadequate wheelwear. Next car will DEFINITELY have them…

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  13. My goodness that snow! Makes me feel cold just looking at it! Gorgeous pictures though :D x

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  14. That snow is so picturesque, I love your photos, they always leave me considering upping sticks and heading west!

    Thanks for playing along with Point + Shoot xx

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  15. I know that too much snow can be a problem but we have none :-(
    I wish you can share some with us…

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  16. I’ve always thought it must be amazing to live somewhere that you can actually get proper snow gear and just wear that all Winter and not bother about a bit of snow because it’s just normal. In the UK everyone seems to think they’re so much bigger than Mother Nature and complain about every bit of weather we have! Enjoy the snow…and the dancing :D

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  17. What incredible pics! Magazine quality, I reckon. I have trouble shooting in snow but I guess you’ve had plenty of chance to practice ;)

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