a hot day in london-relatively speaking

1 Jun

london 1.23pm 26C sunny saturday 2019 virgin lounge haymarket.

today is a hot day , relatively speaking. it might turn out to be the hottest day of the year so far. well, we are in summer now, seeing that 1 june is the start of summer. its all very nice, though i am not one of those who look forward to a hot day. that is why i am here now, indoors in airconditioned comfort in the virgin lounge, rather than outside enjoying this so called hot weather.

there are people in the uk who dont like cold and want hottest days like these  but i have been living in malaysia, where i was born, and i know hot days are not pleasant at all. i used to like them when i first came to london years ago, as i was not used to the cold, but now i have acclimatised so well, that i dread those hot days in malaysia. i sometimes wonder why those who are born here, have not acclimatised themselves to like the cold weather. after all, i have done so, and got to like the cold weather here. there is a caveat, i noticed i like the weather in london, and generally south england. i have seen what it is in scotland and the north, and i am sure i wont like that. my advise to those who feel the cold, come down south to retire instead of going abroad. 

perhaps it is not so much the cold but the lack of sunshine. many have convinced themselves that they are depressed because they dont see the sun often enough living here. they might come to realise when they do go off to live in spain, or some other place with sunshine that their depression follows them there and it is not the lack of sunshine that is the cause but something else altogether. 

Digital StillCamera

this is quite pretty, growing in the courtyard , but i dont know what it is called. added. i googled the image, and it is called clementis vyvyan pennell


2 Responses to “a hot day in london-relatively speaking”

  1. Garfield Hug Saturday June 1, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

    I am like you and wish for cold weather or cooler weather. Singapore is too hot. These days 34C and 35C is new norm. Sigh

  2. alifesgayventure Saturday June 1, 2019 at 3:33 pm #

    i agree, 34C is too much. i dont remember singapore was so hot when i was a student there in the early 70s. there are a lot of trees in singapore which gives shade, and it is an island surrounded by water, and that usually means the temperature is reduced by the water. i wonder if the temperature has gone up since my time there. or since then there have been more high rise buildings built and that means more heat retention.

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