A problem with the UK is that there really isn't anywhere in it that has both reliably warm summers, and reliably cold winters. There isn't even anywhere that has just one of them. Yes, it's that time of year when I start watching webcams elsewhere and weather threads for vaguely here (i.e. 400 miles further north) and hope for not particularly likely weather scenarios.
Though if I'm hoping for cold, maybe I ought to bring the basil in.