The east coast of America, and many other states, have been wilting in a heatwave this past week.
Aotearoa, in contrast, is bracing itself for the coldest weather in 16 years.
I visited my first gun show today, and was strangely attracted to the pretty knives, crossbows and buff salesmen (that bit wasn't strange). At one stage, I was carrying the SEAL's upper (it's a gun term) and people kept wanting to buy it from me. Good thing I'm scared of him!