It was a surprise that it was cold enough to snow but Gwen reasoned this was Scotland after all. The first blanket of white she saw from her bedroom window filled her more with sorrow then happiness. Life was going to be tougher from now on.
She got the kids up, ready for school and didn’t telling them anything. They were over- excited about Christmas all ready; six weeks to go!
Hand on the door to leave, Gwen so thought about lying to keep inside. Instead, she braced herself and stepped into the winter wonderland.
(Inspired by; https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/11/19/fffaw-challenge-192nd/ with thanks).