Welcome along :) "just wish we got snow" are the words uttered by every British person in the lead up to christmas, until it snows and then everyone moans about the snow disrupting everything lol. Bet it'll be hot over in Perth for christmas :)
To be fair the snow here last year did completely shut down the nation, or rather the freezing rain did, it made even walking almost impossible. I spent a good while at the hospital giving the ambulances a shove, it was on my route to the supermarket and I couldn't just walk past whilst they were spinning up outside lol