New Zealand has been hit by a freak snowstorm and parts of the country that don’t get snow are getting snow. Serious snow. Not Minnesota snow but yeah, enough to cause a mass flurry of cameras snapping and kids woohooing. It’s my first time to see snow and it’s very pretty to watch it falling. It is NOT however even remotely nice to walk in when you are not well equipped. Lesson LEARNT. We’ve also had thunder and lightening directly over us, a cat that would not come out from under the house (hence most of the wet foorwear and two power outages yesterday night. Maybe more tonight. Thank goodness for our earthquake kit. It’s pretty spartan but the candles got us through. As did my fetish for thrifting blankets just in case. I told Dave they’d be useful….