Filed Under (General) by Rob on 05-02-2009

Number 1: Make it into an IGLOO!!!


Like many Brits today, the Baker family were avidly gathered around the radio for the school closures announcements on Heart FM this morning. Everyone cheered when Alameda Middle School was read out (but the kids cheered just a wee bit louder than we did!) But what does one do on the SECOND school closure day of the week? We’d already done the sledging thing, and besides, today’s snow was much damper and heavier than Monday’s. Not great for sledging but…THAT’S IT!

“Hey, kids, let’s build walls around the trampoline and make it into an igloo!”

So, we got to work…


An hour or two later, and it was finished. So pleased were we with the end result that we decided to have our lunch out there. The only trouble was, neither Lois nor I could sit up inside!

(NB the grey ‘smudge’ to the left is not a fault on the photo; it’s my breath, as it was so FREEZING in there!)

If you’re local and want to see it, do pop round, but you’ll have to be quick as the sides are starting to thaw and collapse already! And we were hoping to name it 199 Oliver Street…

Well, do try this at home, it’s lots of fun. But remember, you saw it here first…

2 Comments posted on "101 things to do with your trampoline during the winter…"
Clive on February 5th, 2009 at 5:08 pm #

I never, absoulutely never, thought you’d find something to do with the trampoline at this time of year!

Stephen Plummer on February 7th, 2009 at 1:30 am #

What a brilliant idea! Carole & I are hoping to make a snowman in the morning if the snows still suitable!