I was in Sydney in August, & went to the ROC in Cabramatta, though the people we were staying with said (heavy Russian accent) "Dis not Cabramatta, dis Vietnamata." Scarry neighborhood to walk home from the train station at night, but really nice church. Know some of the people there, all very nice, though some are a bit strange in the Russian sorta way. :-)
Arimethea, it was -40 (-100 windchill) F at Mount Washington about a month ago. When I went home over Christmas, it kept hitting -25 to -30, with windchills far colder (never rose above freezing the entire week, & more than 1/2 the time was in the - ). It got to the point when I would be talking outside on my cellphone, then wonder why I'm not hearing anything, look at my hand (with gloves on), realize I can't feel my hand and the cellphone is lying in the snow about 20 feet back.
Anyway, welcome Ian.