3 Mar 2018

Snowmageddon 2018


"We'll talk about this day in 50 years when we meet for a coffee in Montenegro"

Isn't it so typically British to have a few days of snow and name it "Snowmageddon?" After walking to work on Thursday I was subsequently sent home within an hour and a half and I was resigned to laying low and waiting for Storm Emma to pass the South of Wales. After an hour of being at home I'd gotten bored so I ventured into Cardiff city centre to follow my regular ritual of drinking coffee and spending a small fortune in Lush. By chance I bumped into my friend Mike (check his website out) and we made a plan to venture out on Friday with our cameras to see if we could cook up some photographical magic. Spoiler alert: we did!




Fast forward to Friday and all trains are cancelled! Not a problem for me as I literally walk everywhere anyway but walking through snow is deceivingly treacherous. As I met Mike, a beautiful Rottweiler came running past and as you do with all good boys, I gave his noggin a little rub. I think he liked me because he proceeded to try and shag my leg but luckily it seemed like a playful hump and not a "I'm going to impregnate you" hump. 

As we walked through the city centre it was empty. Barely any people were around and most shops were closed so we decided to wander around and see what the snow had in store for us. 




We headed to the car park where we've had many successful shoots which looks over the back of a few pubs and offices, and the other side faces the Millennium Stadium. I think it was one of the best decisions we've made because seeing the city from a high level covered in snow was a sight to behold. It's crazy how a few flakes of snow can change your perspective of places you visit so frequently. 

After soaking in some breathtaking views we swung by one of the best coffee shops in the city, which was open to give us our caffeine fix. Corner Coffee is based in High Street Arcade which somehow managed to get caked in snow. It's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen, the whole arcade was covered in untouched snow and made for some pretty amazing photos. 




As a resident of Cardiff for the last 26 years, I should be ashamed that I've never visited Cardiff Castle before. However I think it was worth the wait as the lovely staff welcomed us in for free and allowed us to take some snaps. I don't think I will ever visit again unless it's snowing because it will never look as beautiful as this! 

After basking in the castle's glory we made the executive decision to walk to Cardiff Bay. On a normal day it's about a 20 minute walk but we wanted to take the scenic route which takes you down a little gully with a river and cute bridges.




It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realise the river had frozen over and there were a few daring pigeons walking across the surface, testing the rivers resolve. I would hate to be a pigeon in a snow storm!

Anyway as we got to Cardiff Bay it started to get a lot heavier. We thought it would be a good idea to find refuge and where better to hide than Wagamama? A tofu curry warmed up my innards and it was time to get back on the road. 




After a long ass day well spent snapping over 1000 photos, drinking multiple coffees and constant quips of "this snow is so deep, man" we decided to call it a day and blend back in with society by going back to our homes. I can honestly tell you there is no better feeling in the world than getting home from a snowy day, running a hot bath and laying there until you turn into a prune. 

Until next time, peace!

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  1. Love these pictures! I took a few myself but I'm too lazy to put them in a blog post! It looks like you had it a lot worse than where I am Tania Michele xx

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