Snow was predicted for today. Rather than being excited by this prospect (we don’t get snow often in Christchurch) it filled me with a sense of the inevitable – that we would lose power. And sure enough at about 8.15am on what would have to be the coldest day of the year so far the power went out. But thanks to Orion’s quick actions we had power back just after 9am (a full hour earlier than anticipated). Once we had power back on, I decided I could get excited about the snow, so we ventured out for a short walk – not very far as the snow is interspersed with hail and sleet and rain.