Half the States covered in snow, cyclone in Queensland, Moscow unseasonally mild, with temperatures fluctuating just across zero degrees. Everything is dripping. Which makes me fed-up - if I had wanted damp-aired and grey-skied English weather, I could have stayed in London.
I am an accidental Muscovite, swopping a lifetime in London for Russia. Join me in the confusions, pleasures and - hopefully - moments of insight that going somewhere else can provoke.
and the follow-up...
If you have enjoyed this blog, then come and visit me elsewhere - now I have found myself accidentally in Sydney, Australia. This is a city that seems very straightforward on the surface - so I hope to look behind appearances.