Southern California had so far escaped the polar vortex affecting the rest of America and the terrible flooding in Britain, but in the last two days L.A. has been playing catch up with its annual rainfall. What better way to be reminded of my birthplace of Wales though, than with some heavy torrential rain.
Everyone makes such a fuss about St. Patrick's Day, probably because of all the drinking involved, but no one ever bats an eye over St. David's Day here.
Personally I just hope I'm not in for another 'Monsoon L.A. Marathon' next weekend.
However our pup wasn't too happy the other day when we tried to go on a walk to his favourite West Hollywood park, only to discover it was closed and fenced off for the build up for Elton John's annual Academy Awards party.
You know sometimes with all the rain and the Oscar parties getting in the way, it's a hard life being a Labrador...