You are right Retron, we should just give up and remember the winters we were privileged enough to enjoy.
We have been on TWO since the start in 2002 and seen a few great snow and cold events but now I feel I am chasing ghosts, it was fun for many years but now in my retirement I am tired of it all, watching the models for months only to be let down in the final few days of yet another failed ghost easterly.
For this and other reasons I moved to Spain last year and its a relief that the chase has gone, yes I still look at the models but as another mild, snowless uk winter ends I am glad I didn't waste months of my life on a wild goose chase.
The irony is that here in Southern Spain it's been a cold winter, but of course cold means 12c during the day and 3c at night, a bit like recent UK winters!
Having said that Barcelona is currently snow covered, unlike Birmingham which awaits I understand its first winter covering.
That says it all really.