2 from me, to get the ball rolling if it's going to roll..
1982. First 6 months from Yorkshire UK onto oil platforms off Abu Dhabi. Burned my hand on the sun-heated ladder handrail as I was leaving off the heli deck. 10 hours later, into my little cottage on the edge of Ilkley Moor, under 3 feet of snow. Turned on all the cooker burners and my gas fire to try to combat 6 months of chilly damp. Knock on the door - 'hello Richard, you're not busy, eh, but I saw the light on. Here's your shovel, Landrover's outside, need a hand to dig out the lambs'. 'Er, no, hello you too, glad to help'. Whiskey around the pub fire 4 hours later was great!
Just now, away from Bahrain to avoid all the car racing nonsense. Went to pick up the car I leave in UK - no sign of life. An hour and a half to get a new battery fitted, waiting in the sleet, -2C having left 28 C. Up to Northern UK, lovely misty cool with snow on the top of Great Whernside. Back to Bahrain for a 28 C Tandem ride yesterday, spouse heroine doing well but a bit warm, so out solo this morning for 100 kms in the first really warm day, 40 C.
Typing this with a frosty maltaide at my side and a mild sunburn sting, looking forward to your stories!