Wishing you South-easterly snow, Kate. It look hopeful.
Lottie, I'm with you on the coldness and wetness of snow, have only ever liked playing in it in short bursts - even as a child. Walked to school every day in '62/'63, - about a mile - didn't mind that as long as people didn't throw snowballs at me.
Becks, best of luck with cakes. I recently made a Victoria sandwich which wasn't very successful though tasty all the same. Went back to Delia who recommends smaller tins or more mixture and longer slower cooking time than I was using. Much better. Takes practice, I think, and knowing your own equipment.
Bjay, my head used to reason that it was better for teachers to work at home on a snow day as generally they had longer and more difficult journeys than the children who were almost all walking distance from our large town primary school. If the school wasn't shut, (because we don't get a lot of snow in these parts) over half of the children still stayed at home and those of us who made it in took mixed classes and had fun activities including snow playtimes and hot chocolate after play. It was always a lovely atmosphere.