In the wake of last week's explosive display of ice, electricity and thunder I was talking to a chap who manages a local shop.
Like me, and like everyone, he was astounded by the at times frightening display of Mother Nature throwing a tanty.
• 'Heaviest hail in 20 years': Orchard owners fear for Hawke's Bay stonefruit after storm
• Wild weather: Thunderstorms, gales, heavy rain and large hail forecast
• Storm causes Napier building's ceiling to collapse
• Your weather: Thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain on the way
And he told me about how a mum and her