The first snow of Winter 2018

16 Dec

There is nothing quite as magical as waking up to a blanket of white snow and that is what happened this morning. As soon as I realised I started jumping around saying “It’s snowed!” My Swiss boyfriend wasn’t so excited – they are pretty much guaranteed snow every year but it is still a novelty to me.

What made it even more magical was that we bought our Christmas tree from a local farm last night. This has been a “tradition” for the past three years. We choose our tree, pay for it and get it packed up and then go inside to the small restaurant to have a Glรผhwein and eat Fondue until our sides split.

When we came back home last night, carrying the Christmas tree and full of wine and cheese, we had no idea that there was going to be a flurry of snow overnight. Yes, it was definitely cold enough to snow but in the hours that we were asleep we had no idea that the snow was gently coming down.


I was feeling so Christmas-y that I demanded that we decorate the tree as soon as possible. So that is what we did with some new lights, new baubles and a special ornament that we bought when we were on holiday in Spain earlier this year.

I love having a real tree at Christmas. It gives the place a bit more sprinkle of magic and You don’t have to dismantle it and squeeze it back in the box for next year in January.

Have you already got your tree up? My next job to make me free ever more Christmas-y is to bake some mince pies to eat. Of course, I need to make sure that there is at least one spare to leave out for Santa in a week’s time!

6 Responses to “The first snow of Winter 2018”

  1. Confuzzled Bev December 16, 2018 at 3:33 pm #

    Whaaaaat? So much snow in Zurich? We only got the lightest dusting (and it’s all gone now).

    • ourgirlinzurich December 17, 2018 at 7:45 am #

      Itโ€™s still here! I might build a snowman today ๐Ÿ˜

      • Confuzzled Bev December 17, 2018 at 8:08 am #

        We have rain now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      • weselena54 December 18, 2018 at 8:13 am #

        Did you build the snowman?

      • ourgirlinzurich December 18, 2018 at 9:03 am #

        By the time I decided to brave the cold there wasn’t enough left to make a snowman ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I did throw a few snowballs though! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • weselena54 December 18, 2018 at 9:10 am #

        That’s good!

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