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Well now I know what I'll do during the winter months! I'll play like James Dean (with a shaved head and a much bigger nose), pull my collars up, my hands in my pockets and rebel without a cause
I used to live in Kuala Lumpur for a a couple of months. The Iranian New Year is usually held on the 20th of March (the day Spring comes). So that year on the 20th of March Spring would start at 1:45 PM (KL time) and I was sitting by the pool, enjoying a cold beer and the company of friends and great food. When we started congratulating each other on the New Year it suddenly hit me that I hadn't felt the season change. Unlike Iran where you can see, smell and feel seasons change. That awareness took away the joy out of me. So now, even though I appreciate long summers of working hard, drinking hard (well on the weekends), partying hard, loving hard, smiling forever... I don't mind a little glum weather to remind me how great summers can be
I don't know if I made any sense here, but guys even the 'weather' needs a break here and there I'm sure that you all feel the warmth of summer when you sit with your loved ones around you I'll try and send you some warm weather from this part of the world.
I'm totally agreeing & loving what you said Ali, couldn't say it better :)
Yep,it's Cold all right!I must say though,i think it all depends on many things as to to how you percieve the Winters here.2010 Winter was to me the coldest i've experienced here.The rental we lived in was totally crap,no heating,dreary and dank.These issues seem to have a direct influence on how one feels about Winter as a whole IMO.When we arrived here in 2008 very helpful people on this site advised to layer up with Clothing in the Winter.What great advice,3 to 4 layers and its suddenly acceptable!Some days recently have been marvellous,it's just the nights and poor insulation here that are uncomfortable.Lets face it though,it's hardly Siberian.
We are here validating OH visa and must say that the nights are cold, but, the days are not too bad - we've had one day Thursday where the rain and wind were bad but other than that it's not been overly cold during the day. In fact my youngest as been in the sea the last 3 days!!!!!!
So to round up stop being so bloody British and stop asking about the weather......lol!!!!
Here and settled
I don't believe talking / moaning about the weather is a uniquely British thing.....unless the people we share our lives with are wanna-be Brits Let's face it, no matter where you live or what your nationality, the weather affects what we do and how we do it so why wouldn't it be a topic of conversation or reason to complain?
I think Ali made a nice point. It is good to have definite seasons and I do love being rugged up at home or while watching the footy. I love the way 'our' creek has water rushing through it at the moment and I really love the wy the different seasons feel, smell and look different.
And while I'm very grateful I don't have to think about every drop of water, I am so over the rain now, thank you!
Guess my 'whinge' was more of a comment on how many consecutive days we have had without blue skies. Then i get up this morning and there they are, cloud less blue skies all the way to the coast
We are soooooooo pleased to here this is a bad winter, its our first full winter here and its suprised us. Been having to repeat 'must not whinge, must not whinge' over and over, plus 'it's better than the UK, remember the UK'.
When we first arrived we heard a lot of South Aussie's head to Cairns around this time of year, we were like why? Safe to say we get it now, and will probably find ourselves heading over there in future winters.
Roll on the warmth and sunshine.
I don't like morning people...or mornings...or people.