What comes to mind when you think of Christmas?
A day scoffing a handful of Quality Streets? Lounging near an open fire with a chilled glass of Baileys? Placing bets on what colour dress the Queen will wear for her annual speech?
For me, it's snow – and lots of it.
But people in Tokyo were fortunate to have snow fall yesterday, but this wasn't just any snow – this was the first time snow had fallen in the Japanese city in the month of November for 54 years.
And it looked pretty spectacular.
Reports from meteorologists at Weather.com predicted approximately one inch of snow was expected to fall, which is quite a lot given Tokyo normally has an average of 4.3 inches a year.
While the snow did disrupt traffic and cause electricity usage to increase due to rising heating demands, residents seemed to be loving their first white November.
Walking in a winter wonderland…