Snowed in!

I shouldn’t be so happy about it but I can’t help it. πŸ™‚ I love snow.

And we had a record-breaking snow yesterday. 40cm of snow fell in less than 15 hours which has never happened before in Zagreb (last record is from 1955 when 38cm fell in 24 hours).

The whole city pretty much stopped yesterday and luckily it happened on a weekend as I can’t imagine what would it have looked like if it were a normal work-day.

This made me feel Christmas is near and I put everyone in the mood yesterday by making warm egg-punch (made with rum, oranges and wine) and today by making meringues with almonds and cinnamon. They might not look great but they taste quite good. πŸ™‚

So, as I’m getting in the mood for Christmas, I’m compiling a list of my Christmas fragrant and non-fragrant picks I hope to post soon.

Here are some photos of snow.

The terrace today:


The terrace yesterday:

Zagreb yesterday (pic taken from


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17 thoughts on “Snowed in!

  1. bloodyfrida December 9, 2012 at 16:29 Reply

    OMG I love snow!! I’m so disappointed that here it is going to be 50 degrees (again) – I want snow now. Thanks Ines for sharing these photos – I am envious but also so happy for you! Enjoy!


    • Ines December 9, 2012 at 20:08 Reply

      Yaay for snow! I really don’t mind the fact that everything stopped and will be a problem for a few days. πŸ™‚ I feel like a little child each time snow falls – and I love the quiet it brings to everything.
      I hope you get some snow as well! πŸ™‚


  2. Suzanne December 9, 2012 at 16:53 Reply

    I’m just the opposite of you and Bloodyfrida: I’m really glad there’s no snow here, but since you love it, I’m very happy for you, Ines! Did you go skiing today?

    You’ve got me in the mood for eggnog now, btw. I’m going to a Christmas party later today, so maybe there will be some. πŸ™‚


    • Ines December 9, 2012 at 20:12 Reply

      No skiing for me today (but I am going running tomorrow, I wonder how that will work out?!). We could go skiing to the little mountain we have here, there is enough snow after all, but I don’t think it would be possible to reach it by car, or with much difficulty.
      I actually enjoyed my weekend at home, relaxed, did a lot of cleaning and I am generally feeling rather good. πŸ™‚

      Yes, eggnog! The punch is such a commonly used name here I didn’t really think there might be another word in English. πŸ˜€


  3. bloodyfrida December 9, 2012 at 17:03 Reply

    Suzanne, I was actually thinking of you when I posted given our conversation about weather in emails! Happy Eggnogging today!


    • Suzanne December 9, 2012 at 17:39 Reply

      Aw, thank you, Carol! You know, I shouldn’t say I don’t like snow … I love being in Arizona when it snows, because it’s that fine, powdery snow that is so pretty when you get up in the morning, and then it’s gone by lunchtime or sooner, and it just sublimates in that dry air. Such a beautiful thing … it doesn’t stick around long enough to get sooty and slushy from the traffic and whatnot. πŸ™‚


    • Ines December 9, 2012 at 20:13 Reply

      bloodyfrida, I think calling one day an Eggnogging day would be a fantastic idea! πŸ™‚ I mean, there is a day for pretty much anything nowadays, so why not this? It’s a great drink after all…


  4. Undina December 10, 2012 at 09:45 Reply

    I think the last time I saw snow was three years ago. I do not miss it much but I do not mind spending a couple of days in mountains once in a while. But if you enjoy it I’m happy for you πŸ™‚


    • Ines December 10, 2012 at 13:25 Reply

      Thank you Undina! πŸ™‚ I am happy. Even though my feet are cold now (I was just out for lunch and nothing helps against this cold).


  5. Beautiful Things December 10, 2012 at 14:52 Reply

    How exciting! I love snow!! Enjoy. xx


    • Ines December 11, 2012 at 11:51 Reply

      Thank you! I’m walking around smiling. πŸ™‚


  6. Joan December 10, 2012 at 17:14 Reply

    Oh, sweet! That’s more snow than we’ve gotten for a while in Maryland. (Well, come to think of it we had a lot last October, but it’s generally the case.) Happy day off!


    • Ines December 11, 2012 at 11:52 Reply

      πŸ™‚ We usually don’t get any until January/February, sometimes nothing during the winter, so this came as a lovely (ok, for me, for some it wasn’t lovely) surprise. πŸ™‚


  7. Vanessa December 13, 2012 at 01:52 Reply

    I love snow and we get so little of the white stuff that I am always excited to see it. Well, not when I am travelling, mind, and I sympathise with people stuck in their cars or with cancelled flights. Have been there too and it ain’t so pretty when you are trying to get somewhere on time.


    • Ines December 13, 2012 at 12:19 Reply

      That’s true Vanessa. Although we’ve been warned here to expect snow several days ahead.
      There isn’t much of it usually, we get some most winters but more for show than you can actually have any kind of snow fun. And it doesn’t last – so this has been great (and quite cold)!


  8. December 21, 2012 at 17:09 Reply

    I hate the snow. I’m glad that winter has been gentle over hear, but I’m sure it’s not for long.


    • Ines December 24, 2012 at 11:14 Reply

      We went from this snow into spring instead into real winter. I just wish it won’t last as I can already feel these changes causing a cold (I don’t want to be sick for the holidays).


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