The recent wintery weather here in Bristol reminds me of my recent trip to California. I've been there enough to know that, despite what people think, they do have poor weather occasionally.
It seems they had the coldest weather for a decade while I was there. The picture on the left shows snow on the hills to the east of San Jose. I've seen a light dusting of snow on the hills before but not a blanketing.
However, in twenty-something years of visiting Silicon Valley I've never before had to scrape ice off my windscreen which I had to do for two days running.
It was really good to get back to the mild climate of Bristol.