But this week we did.
It started Sunday night, as predicted by the Forecasters, with snow/hail falling on our deck.
Watch the snowflakes drifting around our windows in Wellington (new window/tab).So that meant we had good coverage on the hills.
Tuesday started still bitter and cold, with a lot of rain and occasional snow flurries in town. But the action shifted to the Hutt, where we had serious falls in the central Valley floor.
Jayne decided to stay home (she's not silly) and Desiree's school closed early. So they were at home while the snow accumulated. They took themselves off around the neighbourhood and to the nearby Rose Gardens.
See how much snow covered our backyard, and watch the snowball fight (new window/tab).