Since i've lived in San Diego all my life, I've never had a white winter. It follows that I've never in my life built a snowman. Now that I was in Scotland, and there was plenty of fresh snow, I knew I'd kick myself if I didn't build one while the snow was around. Luckily for me, on our walk back from King's Buildings (the bus didn't run that day because of the snow ): ) my two friends agreed to build one with me in The Meadows! (: The meadows aren't.. actual meadows. It's just a huge park. A huge awesome park that looks incredibly perfectly picturesque in all seasons, but particularly so during the winter.
Making a snowman takes... a lot more effort than I thought it would. It was surprisingly hard to start making a decent snowball (I bet all you east coasters are laughing at me now. :P). After some time, and lots of hard work and rolling up snow, we got a snowman... .looking thing standing!
Add a hat, a scarf, and some branches we kindly borrowed from the nearby hedge and .... we had a snowman! My very first! :D I tried making a snowangel a while ago too, but I failed pretty terribly. It was pretty pathetic. Most of the snow is melted now. Maybe by this point you'd think I'd be upset by this, but I'm actually very relieved. The Edinburgh Airport, as it would seem, is not well equiped with handling snow, so it shuts down or delays even at the slightest snowfall. Trudging around in snow and trying not to slip on ice gets kind of old after a while too... so I think I've had my fun, but I'm still perfectly fine with my nice warm Californian winters! :D