In my hometown of St-Sauveur in Quebec, Canada, lots of snow is part of winter life. If it snows here in the locations of my English conversation schools (Tsukaguchi, Amagasaki and Kawanishi), the snow usually melts right away or soon afterwards because it’s normally above 0 degrees Celsius. Where I’m from, snow stays and accumulates over winter, creating huge drifts of snow everywhere. Lots of snow is good for those who like winter sports like downhill skiing and skating. It’s also good for kids who love playing in the snow. When I was young, I used to sometimes go downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, skating and sliding in my hometown. Snow was so fun. You could make a snowman, dig a tunnel or a kind of mini cave to crawl into, or make and throw snowballs. Sometimes when there were snow storms (where lots of snow would fall in a short period of time, like 20-30 centimeters of snow overnight), my school would be closed. I used to take a school bus to school. When there was a snow storm, I knew my school had possibly been closed when the school bus that usually picked me up wouldn’t show up at my home. My mother would call my school to see whether it had been closed or not. If it had, it meant a day off from school which was great!
As you can see, winter life in Tsukaguchi (Amagasaki), Kawanishi and my hometown St-Sauveur in Quebec, Canada is quite different. I’ll talk some more about winter life in Canada in my next blog. Don’t miss it! (^.^)