Winter always brings back memories of childhood and school. Foggy mornings, woolly clothes and rushing to school with friends. The air is thick with Christmas cheer, Santa Claus, sweet meats, songs, carols and many colours.
All this reminds me of a long-lost song:
Sing a song of wintry weather,
Snow flakes light as downy feather
Hill and field and road together,
'neath their mantle hiding.
Hear the merry laughter ringing,
Girls and boys are gayly singing,
Glad that winter time is bringing,
Days to go a sliding.
Sledges ready off we scurry,
Clad in coats and mufflers furry,
To the snowy hills we hurry,
Where the drifts are lying.
Skillfully our sledges guiding,
Faster-faster onwards riding,
Through the drifts we keep gliding,
Past each other flying.
Happy Christmas and New Year to all.