A few inches of snow and the capital grinds to a halt - it's the same old story.
The same accusations fly: authorities aren't doing enough to tackle the white stuff,many claim our ineptitude makes Britain a laughing stock. Countries like Russia have snow all the time and they cope,people cry.
But isn't that the point? The frequency of the flurries means it's economical for them to invest in fleets of snow ploughs - for us, it's not.
Apparently it cost £2bn to the economy, but judging by our pictures this may have been outweighed by the good that playing in the snow did for many people's mental wellbeing.
PROPOSALS to uproot major trauma and stroke services to central London have understandably been met with concern by Ealing patients.
They fear increased ambulance journey times - up to 45 minutes - could kill victims of gun-crime or serious car accidents.
But, the Healthcare for London proposals aims to give patients the specialist care they need at one of the four hospitals, which will include an expert medical team and the latest life-saving equipment 24-hours a day.
The scheme has entered a 14-week consultation period and hopefully the benefits and disadvantages to patients will be discussed in detail.