Not just winter, but a massive winter. It started on December 14th with this snowfall - more snow than we got all last winter in this part of town, and winter was still a week away. It meant a first cancelled pre-Christmas event because there are almost no snow ploughs in Victoria. This quiet street, my street, became a skating rink for a week by the end of this day.
The next big snowfall came today, cancelling a Christmas tree trimming party. Another major snowfall is forecast for Christmas Eve, not a good omen for that evening or for Christmas Day.
I moved to Victoria to get away from snow, and I was promised eternal sunshine. Just goes to show you, you can't trust anyone! :-)
Merry Christmas to you, and a Happy New Year!