But I've just been making a list of how many times - and where - I've been snowed on during the last few years.
March 2009 - My first proper snow (alright ice) sighting for years and was too much fun NOT to mention - heli-hiking on Fox Glacier, NZ (of which more in a supplemental post to come).
April 2009 - Unexpected blizzard whilst staying in the Mt Cook YHA - unseasonably early (equivalent of early October!). The 2nd picture is near neighbouring Lake Tekapo.
May 2009 - Patagonia. OK, winter in Patagonia we weren't expecting a heatwave. Torres del Paine, Perito Moreno Glacier (3rd pic), and Ushuaia were all quite chilly.
January 2010 - snowed in at home! (4th pic) This never happens.
January 2010 - snowed in in Scotland - twice!
February 2010 - snowed in in Bury. A walking weekend (note absence of the words 'exotic', 'luxury' or 'pampering') turned into a chilly knee-deep stumble in a desperate bid to escape.
March 2010 - Scotland (again). 2-storey mounds of snow outside Tesco in Keith (could have been worse - mounds of snow outside Keith in Tesco)
* there may have been a bit of summer here *
November 2010 - snowed in in Scotland. I mean really snowed in. Read this post.
November 2010 - snowed in in Prague (bottom pic)
December 2010 - snowed in at home again. It is starting to thaw... but the year ain't over yet!
It's just a good job I have a range of cold-weather head-gear you will not fully appreciate from these pictures alone.