Tuesday, 3 February 2015

A Hazy Shade Of Winter







Well, after a lot of hoping, wishing and more than my fair share of moaning.. I woke up this morning to see my area covered in a blanket of snow!  How beautiful!  After hurriedly eating my breakfast, I grabbed my camera and headed out into my garden to capture the beauty before it melted.  To my surprise, the snow stayed put for at least a few hours and absolutely nothing has been able to spoil my good mood today ever since (that's not a challenge!).  



Over the past month or so, I've seen beautiful snow scenes from around the world on some of my favourite blogs and so after a particularly mild British winter this year, I'm so excited to finally be immersed in a 'true' winter.  The only downside with a temperature hovering at 1°C has been the inability to leave the house without wearing ski socks, thermals and every other extra layer you can think of!
Interestingly enough, I realised whilst looking through old photos on my laptop that I have been taking photos of the swing set in my garden (partially shown below) every winter for six consecutive years!  Not only has it been fun to see how my photography has improved over that time, but it's been fun reminiscing about previous heavy snowfall..  












































I hope you're all enjoying equally beautifully snowfall in your area - that is, if you want it!



With love,

Gabrielle x


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  1. Great photos of the snow! There is so much of it near you x

    Jana
    Life of Jana

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    1. Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend!

      Gabrielle x

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  2. very beautiful photos! I'm from the hot country so these months are very torturing me >//< Can't wait to Summer time

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    1. Thanks very much - I'm looking forward to summertime as well! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  3. So beautiful pictures Gabrielle! I don't like very much winter....is too cold!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

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    1. So kind of you to say. I'm also not very good with the winter, however warm clothes soon solve that little problem!

      Gabrielle x

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  4. Wonderful pics! So dreamful!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Stella!

      Gabrielle x

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  5. Beautiful pics! Snow is really pretty, until I have to shovel it lol but nice post!

    Vievelle

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    1. I will always view snow as magical (at least to photograph!).. and thank you!

      Gabrielle x

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  6. Cool!

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  7. Great photos! We've been smothered with snow these past few weeks here!

    Renee
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    1. Lucky you! I've only had a couple of days of the white stuff!

      Gabrielle x

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  8. Awww, lucky you and your photography is stunning here! I wish we have more snow but other than one evening which snowed a little, I haven't seen any since. But it's also the reason why hubby decided to move here so this Malaysian girl won't freeze.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks ever so much, Shireen! My fingers are crossed for you to experience more snow and oh, that's so sweet - keep warm!

      Gabrielle x

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  9. you're so lucky to live where there is snow!!! I've never seen snow in my life! only dust :(

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    1. I certainly felt fortunate to wake up to the snowy sight! Oh no, I hope you experience some for yourself in the near future! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  10. Oh my gosh, like seriously. I want to see snow so badly. Your photos are so gorgeous and it looks truly beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing these love.

    xx

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    1. My fingers are crossed for you! Thank you Louann, I really appreciate it :)

      Gabrielle x

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  11. I love all of this snow!! Everything looks 10x more pretty when it has a little snow on it!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more Melanie!!

      Gabrielle x

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  12. OMG, those are some stunning shots you've captured! Wish I were there too.......... xoxo

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    1. That's so lovely of you to say, thank you!

      Gabrielle x

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    1. Thanks Helen, have a wonderful weekend

      Gabrielle x

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  14. Gorgeous photos! Snow is sooo beautiful. Unfotunatley where I'm from, it doesn't snow. So I can really appreciate pictures like this.
    Thanks for sharing Gabrielle!

    Keisha xo
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    1. Snow can change the total appearance of an area! Sorry to hear that, although at least you're keeping warm! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  15. Looks like a winter fairy tale :)) Beautiful pictures!
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    1. That's a beautiful way of putting it!

      Gabrielle x

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  16. Lovely photos Gabrielle! It never quite feels like winter until it snows doesn't it. The snow also came late to NYC and now it seems to snow every other day now. It's always the prettiest when it just falls.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thank you, Rowena! That's so true, I find myself waiting for snow from the beginning of November onwards haha. Your photos of the snow in NYC are incredible, by the way!

      Gabrielle x

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  17. The photos are really pretty, loving them! I love snow but my toes never really like it - way too cold but snow stays pretty anyway ;)

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, my fingers and toes are the first things to send me back indoors! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  18. Hey Gabrielle,

    How Beautiful the sleeping plants look, covered with a glittering blanket of snow! <3

    Warm Hugs and kisses,

    Cheraine from C h a n e x t

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    1. It's so lovely to hear from you Cheraine, so pleased you've enjoyed this post!!

      Gabrielle x

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  19. I love these pics, I LOVE nature :)))

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful snow photography with us Gaby! The world around us looks so enchanting when covered in snow and I love the tranquility and piece it brings. In Germany, it has been snowing for a while, on and off. It is very cold (last night minus 10) and I wish we would have some heavy snowfall so I can get the sleigh out again. I wouldn't mind the lake behind the house to freeze to take my skates out. Or a winter stroll through the woods....Can't wait to see the snow tomorrow in the UK when I'm back for the weekend. Speak soon lovely xxx

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    1. You're more than welcome, I'm so pleased you've enjoyed this post! That's a very good point, everything looks better when covered in snow :) Skating on the lake behind your house sounds truly wonderful, I hope it freezes over for you!

      Gabrielle x

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  21. awesome pics,
    Have a nice day.

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  22. Gorgeous pictures! Love your blog, starting to follow you now!

    Kelly | www.Elegantic.nl ♥

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    1. Thank you, that's great to hear! Have a lovely weekend!

      Gabrielle x

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  23. What a great post! This is my favorite of all. Those pictures are also amazing! I love summer, but also winter with snow meaning a lot of fun with kids! Love noora/www.noorajatuukka.blogspot.fi

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    1. Thanks ever so much for your kind words. I adore the snow, although summer is undoubtedly my favourite time of year :)

      Gabrielle x

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  24. The pictures are exquisite Gabrielle! Really loving the topping on the pink flowers, really a beautiful sight for sore eyes! Hope you have a lovely day hun! :) Xo~ Lena

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    1. Thank you Lena, you've made my evening! The pink flowers draped in snow made for wonderful shots, I felt very fortunate. Thank you and you too! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  25. Your snow fall looks so serene and pretty. And your blog title now has the Bangles song playing in my head. Great cover song. You're so young, not sure if you know who The Bangles are.
    Texas Jak
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    1. It was a very welcome surprise to wake up to, that's for certain. The Bangles is a new band introduction for me, but I promise I'll look into that one! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  26. The place looks beautiful, if only I could experience such a beautiful sight. Great post XD

    Shalay,
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    1. I hope that you do at some point in the future! Thanks for stopping by!

      Gabrielle x

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  27. You took really beautiful photos Gabrielle! The snow always can create such a magical vibe like a fairytale!:)

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    1. Thanks very much, Monica, that's a lovely way of putting it! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  28. Que belleza de fotos, son magnificas,
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    1. Thank you - I hope your weekend is going well!

      Gabrielle x

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  29. Amazing photos! The snow leaves beautiful landscapes.
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    1. That's so true, it's impossible not to grab your camera and start snapping!!

      Gabrielle x

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  30. Wow, so beautiful pictures, love snow so much. ^^
    Lovely greets Ness

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    1. That makes two of us, it's the best thing about winter.. besides Christmas, that is!

      Gabrielle x

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  31. You have captured your long awaited snowfall so well in these gorgeous photos. I know that many areas of the UK have had snow but we have only had a few snowflakes which have disappeared in minutes! Yet there has been a considerable amaount just a fifteen minute drive from home. I love to admire snowy scenes but as we live down a narrow lane we do struggle if the snow sticks and one year it was impossible to drive to the main road so mixed feelings about snow!!

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    1. That's so good to hear, I certainly have been waiting for long enough haha. I hope that you experience heavier snowfall at some point soon, although not if it makes getting to and from your house very difficult!

      Gabrielle x

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  32. Wow! Beautiful photos. We just got over a foot of snow at the beginning of the week so this sight is very familiar (and not unwelcome).

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. Oh wow, lucky you! Have a fantastic weekend!

      Gabrielle x

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  33. I am so loving all of these snowy photos. These photos are just dreamy

    Kay of Pure & Complex
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    1. I'm so glad, I have loved seeing them on other blogs until I received my own share of the snow!

      Gabrielle x

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  34. What gorgeous photos! You're so lucky to wake up to some snow, I've been moaning here in Vancouver with the copious amounts of consistent rain :(

    Marta
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    1. Don't worry, I have been the same way for the past two months until I woke up to this pretty sight! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  35. These are extra gorgeous pictures!!!

    Rosa
    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com

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  36. Gaby these photos are so amazing, u've got some serious skills of photography going on there xx The garden looks so beautiful being covered in snow, tho I think it must be freezing in the North rite now haha Wish there was some heavy snow like this down in Birmingham, cause we're still having the sun shining everyday and I bet everybody down here, myself included, would be chuffed to see a great snow fall this time, it'd be amazing just like Christmas again hahah xx Hope u'll have an amazing day 2mr, my lovely xx

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    1. That's so wonderful of you to say, especially as I have just come back from a photography day course haha! I had no idea Birmingham was enjoying sunshine, I'd like some of that please haha - ah, the grass is always greener on the other side! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  37. Dear Gaby! The pictures are super beautiful and you got me here dreaming about a snowy morning, a delicious breakfast and a super hot latte. I can certainly have the breakfast and the latte but will need to travel up north to see snow. Unfortunately it doesn't snow here in Orlando, FL. It gets chilly but nothing lower than maybe 40 degrees. I used to live near New York when I was younger and I still remember those snowy days.... especially when they happened on the weekend when I didn't have to go to work. I would get up, stay on my PJs, cuddle up on my sofa and look through the window all day long. I am glad you got to enjoy a snowy morning. The pictures turned out great. I can sense the passion behind each one them. Thanks for sharing. XOXO, Jeannette

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    1. The picture you've painted sounds utterly idyllic - pass me one of those tasty sounding breakfasts! Orlando is such a wonderful area and so although it must be a pity about the snow, at least you have all of that beautiful sunshine to enjoy! The snowy weekends you spent indoors looking out at the snow sounds really nice, Jeannette, what lovely memories :)

      Gabrielle x

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  38. I know you were so excited! I bet you woke up and freaked out!! I am so excited for you, I know how long you have been waiting for this!

    Denise
    www.fashionloveletters.com

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    1. Haha I have certainly been flocking to your snow-filled posts for my 'snow fix'! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  39. What I'd give for snow! We've had a pretty cool summer ourselves actually though the next week it's heating back up to 35 degrees and I am not happy about that. Sigh. Especially after seeing your photos now. Bury your face in the fluffy stuff for me would you?!

    Sxx
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    1. My fingers are crossed for you, Sonia! 35 degrees sounds incredible and something I can't even remember experiencing here in the UK for at least a few years.. although you can definitely have too much of a good thing, so I'll be sure to bury my face in the snow the next time it falls!

      Gabrielle x

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  40. Oh, these photos are so beautiful. There's snow nearby my town, so in the weekend my family and I will have some fun in the snow.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman

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    1. I'm so glad you think so, Jasmine! That sounds really nice, have a great time!

      Gabrielle x

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  41. Gabrielle, those photos you took are breathtaking!! Extremely gorgeous!!!! :) I would have totally done the same thing if I were you! I've been longing for oh so long for snow!! But living in a tropical country, we dont even experience winter! But i'm so so happy for you! And I hope you're feeling much better now? :)

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    1. That is the best thing you could have possibly said, Anshul! Living in a tropical country sounds like a dream, perhaps we should do a swap haha?! I am back to my former self now, thanks so much for asking! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  42. Oh the snow looks amazing!

    XX

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  43. AHHH I'm so jealous, I want to see snow so badly! I've only ever been in the snow once before >.<
    This looks so beautiful- I want to be there! Especially because the Australian sun is so freaking hot at the moment!

    X

    Anjel

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    1. Just the once? I hope that changes for you sometime soon, Anjel! Funnily enough, now that I've had snow.. I want some sunshine again haha - roll on summer!!

      Gabrielle x

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  44. It looks beautiful doll, the snow has melted here, so it's all green again. I'm not a winter person, so a few days of snow is all I can handle, haha :)) I hope you enjoy it xx

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    1. Deep down, I think I'm probably the same .. I'm a summer girl at heart, although I'm so glad to have experienced some snow (better late than never)! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  45. I so wish we had some snow! Winter sort of passed us by, leaving me feeling a bit lost:)

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    1. I know what you mean, winter looked the same from this angle until some snow fell from the sky!

      Gabrielle x

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  46. We've gotten feet of snow and I'm sooooo over it! That looks like nice snow though lol

    Xo
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    1. Haha sorry to rub salt into the wound, Elissa!!

      Gabrielle x

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  47. We are in the middle of summer here! Your winter looks beautiful xx Would you like to follow each other via facebook? Let me know hun. xxxx sanspareilonline.com

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    1. Both of the seasons have so much to offer :) I'm afraid I don't use Facebook!

      Gabrielle x

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  48. Oh, how I wish we were enjoying beautiful snowfall here as well! Sadly, it never snows here. One of the downsides of living in Asia lol :(

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    1. The grass is always greener on the other side - I'm looking forward to summer now!

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  49. Lovely post :))
    Love Emina

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  50. great view! nice photo's gabrielle :)


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    1. Thanks, I really appreciate it

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  51. We're seriously lacking snow in Leeds! It only ever sleets here :(

    Corinne x
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    1. Sorry to hear that, Corinne - my fingers are crossed for you!

      Gabrielle x

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  52. The blooms covered in snow are so pretty! Enjoy it! :)

    -Ashley
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    1. I'm so glad you think so, they were a lot of fun to photograph!!

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  53. Love these photos! They are so pretty :)
    xox

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    1. Thank you Sammy, have a wonderful weekend

      Gabrielle x

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  54. Lovely capture sweety! All the best for your photography classes . :)
    xoxo.

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    1. So sweet of you to say, thank you! The photography class was so much fun and I gained so much new knowledge! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  55. Can we talk about how I love the photo with the flowers covered in snow? That's some serious juxtaposition or an oxymoron of some sort! So beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much for this Katherine, that contrast really caught my eye as well!!

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  56. What gorgeous photos Gabrielle! I'm not a huge fan of snow, just because I get cold really easily and plus london comes to a standstill even with the tiniest bit of snow:p But I do love how beautiful it can make a place look :) x
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    1. I know exactly what you mean as I'm someone who gets cold very easily as well! I certainly love it when it first falls though and like you've said, it can make a space to beautiful! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  57. HUN these photos are absolutely beautiful, they're all gorgeous!!! I mean who doesn't love snow….it's such a beautiful thing!!

    I'm sorry I've been a bit quiet but I'm back now and hopefully will be able to keep up with all your posts from now!! Hope you're well!!!

    Layla xx

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    1. Thank you, Layla, so sweet of you to say! Don't worry about it, it's so nice to hear from you! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  58. Gorgeous images of the snow xx

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  59. I'd love some snow. This is lovely - flowers covered with snow..

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    1. My fingers are crossed for you, have a lovely (snow-filled) week!

      Gabrielle x

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