The very best snowfall

The very best snowfall happens during the middle of the night. I know this for a fact as I used to have my very own snow alarm, in the form of a 75 pound bundle of joy called Major, a gentle, big-hearted boxer/black lab mix I was lucky enough to share my life with for far too short a time. He would fling himself onto my bed at 3 or 4 in the morning and I would stumble into my warmest clothes and head outside so we could catch falling snowflakes on our tongues, and if there was enough snow I would build a snowman and throw snowballs for Major to catch in his mouth. Today the very first snow of the season fell in New York, and when I woke up to see flakes falling outside the window, I stumbled into my warmest clothes and climbed the stairs to the roof to catch snowflakes on my tongue. Today is for you, Major, the best friend I’ve ever had.

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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2 Responses to The very best snowfall

  1. What a wonderful story and Major was a wonderful dog (I love Boxers, and I can see that in his face). What a handsome boy he was. And what a nice tribute to him. Great photo too! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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