Dealing with the British weather

In which Jon Snow knows nothing.

Lorries in the rain

It’s hard work in the morning, it’s dark and cold outside but inside it’s dark and warm. This does not make it easy to get up and out from under the duvet, so it becomes harder and tougher to wake up in the morning. It’s not just me that is affected either.

The Feliciraptor is also struggling with the lack of sunlight in the morning. I will go in to wake her up and even though she is two she acts like a teenager and just rolls over. Rolls over in that “go away I am refusing to get up” way, and accompanies it with cries of “back to bed” when I pick her out of the cot.

Winters in the UK are not fun and I’m still never prepared for them even though I know it’s been coming.

Tomorrow sunrise is at 7:56am, just a few minutes before I arrive at work, and it will set at 3:55pm, just five minutes before I leave. This means that I have a maximum of 4 minutes sun to build up my Vitamin D (assuming that as per usual I lunch at my desk). This is what December and January look like, two whole months of darkness.

Added to this will be the cold, and I know that just above freezing is not as cold as New York will get (as I will be reminded by Mrs G) but it will still not be shorts weather. It will be as light and as warm as the inside of refrigerator but with the added benefit of airborne moisture. It will be like the bottle of fizzy water has exploded on the top shelf.

It is not a British winter if there is not persistent precipitation, and without it getting too cold to snow means a constant level of drizzle. The kind of bitty rain that seeps into every nook and cranny and leaves everything feeling damp. It’s miserable.

So it is inevitable that the weather will get me down, make it difficult to through the blankets off, but I prefer it to the bright and warm days of summer. I mean no hayfever, no sunburn, no being too hot. That makes me happy.

The idea that the weather and people’s moods are connected is quite old. Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather affect your mood?

Source: Climate Control

Author: Daddysaurus

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5 thoughts on “Dealing with the British weather”

  1. Sometimes the weather will affect my mood…depends on what’s going on in my life. I can be quite happy on a dark rainy day, or I can be in a miserable mood! It all depends on what’s going around me or just how good or bad I feel.

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  2. We have the same here in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It’s dark when we wake up and dark when we get home (except for me… I don’t leave the house). My husband, who grew up in New Mexico which is a little bit South of here, isn’t used to this darkness. He’s been a Grumpy Gus about it and it’s only December! ^_^ He’ll get used to it, I’m sure.

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    1. I imagine there is quite a difference from New Mexico (such as seasons)! Does he, like Mrs G, love the late nights in summer but not want the early evenings of winter (as if you can pick and chose).

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