Well, for the 2nd time this winter, we have had snow and LOTS of it. It's pretty much unheard of for Christchurch to have so much snow. For 3 days the snowstorm raged in wages of cold and hail and then snow again. Several dumpings over the days ended with about 18cm of snow.
With the thaw came lots of puddles and slushiness. The garden sloshed in mud for days and is only just drying out now, a week later.