Today smells like winter aged 6

7 Dec
It’s the kind of weather where I should be…
Throwing icy little snowballs at my sister in the back garden. Scraping together enough slush from the dirty half-inch on the grass to make some kind of miniture snowman… with that orange bobblehat! Trying to persuade our dad to play while he’s trying to park the car. Struggling to take our wellies off at the door. Putting our frozen, ice-caked gloves on the radiator at Mum’s behest. Sitting on it to defrost our bums until it gets too hot. Tamsyn could always stick it out longer than me. Then spending hours lying on my tummy under the christmas lights making meters and meters of paper chains. Everything was homemade. And Tamsyn, big enough to use the pinking shears I couldn’t even open, sitting by Mum making the gift tags out of last year’s christmas cards…
Where did that go?

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