That is what they are calling it on the news - The Big Chill. Christchurch has snow right down to sea level, with snow on the beaches and the most snow the country has seen in twenty years. On the news, some said it was the most snow in their area in the past eighty years. Snow is only on the high hills here in Wellington, and we have just below freezing temperatures.
We know many of our fine friends live in areas where you are buried in snow - for weeks on end during the winter. Wow - we don't know how you do it. We like our normally warm temperate climate. Still we are lucky, as we have two good heaters to keep us cosy and warm.