Word of the Week – Thaw

I can’t tell you how long I have been waiting to have that as my word of the week!

Finally, after what seems like the longest winter ever there are signs of spring. Not the 18C days that some of you are experiencing in the UK, it’s March in Canada after all but there is a thaw under way and as soon as the mercury rises above zero we all begin to celebrate!  The river at the end of the garden is flowing sporadically as we go through cycles of freeze and thaw but on the whole the temperatures are slowly climbing.

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It doesn’t matter that the warmer temperatures will bring a little rain because that will help defrost the frozen ground, wash away the last of the snow and turn the grass back to green.


The hint of spring has done wonders for my state of mind – I’m eating better, exercising more and accomplishing more. I feel like I’m coming out of hibernation.


How completely ironic that as I just turned around to look out of the window a few snow flurries fall! Thankfully it will be very short lived, there’s light at the end of the tunnel and after 4+ months of winter we are ready for it, bring on Spring 😀


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10 thoughts on “Word of the Week – Thaw

  1. Jill

    Yay Lou bet you are soooo happy lol. Our winter has been so mild we didn’t have snow at all! Never known a winter without snow. Hope it warms up for you so you can get out again xxx

  2. Merlimda(@pixiedusk)

    Okay there is a bird flying around while I am typing this. Can I have him? I like him cuz hes blue and I am sure my son will enjoy playing with him =P

    seriously, I am glad that snow is melting and warmer weather is ahead of us! Party time =)


  3. LearnerMother

    I bet you’re really looking forward to some sunshine after all that snow – makes me think I should stop grumbling about our seemingly endless winter here in Wales! #wordoftheweek

  4. Sam

    I’ve felt trapped by snow and ice in England when it has not really lasted much more than a week or two in the past so I can’t imagine how this long lasting freeze must have affected you all. Such a relief to see the back of it I’m sure! #WotW

  5. Sophie Lovett

    Huzzah! I have lots of friends and family in Canada who will be grateful for the coming of spring too… Enjoy the warmer weather and all the productivity it brings! x #WotW

  6. Kim Carberry

    Hooray!! I bet you are so happy!! I’ve seen the Canadian winters on the show Ice Road Truckers and I couldn’t cope with all the snow and cold weather…..

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