I woke my children and my youngest immediately started chanting, "It's Christmas, It's Christmas." I did try to half-heartedly explain it was actually Spring and it never snows at Christmas in the UK. Then I felt like a kill joy, so text all my friends and family to go out and play in the snow before it melted.
It is hard to believe last week I was in Bologna and the temperature was over 20°C and I was wishing I'd packed my summer clothes. As you can see, I did not insist my children put their coats on.
This is a BIG improvement on the floods last July. To see some photos of the flooding outside my house see: Annual Writer’s Holiday