It was a very snowy Suffolk at Christmas. My sister Sarah and her husband Les were trying to get out to do some shopping on Christmas Eve, but couldn't get their cars off the drive. It was too icy. Looking out of the window, the big garden was very picturesque. My Dad used Sarah's paints and painted a nice winter scene. It made me feel quite cold looking out onto the snow.
Blizzardy New England, USA
Over on the other side of the world, in New England, where my brother Simon and his family live, it was a very different story. They had a bad blizzard after Christmas and had to get their snow ploughs out. I was sent a flip video of their dogs in the snow in their garden. In America they are more prepared for the snow. Even so we have had more snow this winter than they have.
Rachel Hillier January 2011