It's late November in California. (In other places too.) And winter is here. It rains a bit, it's unpleasantly chilly. We put the heating on sometimes. I only wear shorts when I'm cycling (which I don't do anywhere near as much.) I'm thinking we should buy a second car so I can drive to work without haggling.
Contrast this with Ireland where it's below zero for *way* too much of the time. And people get up before the sun does. I don't miss that so much.