you can be too hot but not in london

29 Jun

london 8.29am 14C cloudy monday 2020

it was very cool last night with a breeze. i only noticed it because i saw from a live website that i follow about a family in rome having to  sleep in their living room because the heat upstairs in their bedroom makes it too hot there. even in the supposedly cooler living room, they were suffering from the heat and unable to sleep.

it made me look up the temperature in rome, and i saw they are hitting highs of 31C,32C and even at 10pm when i looked at them it was 28C.

rome, and florence also , (and i looked at madrid too), they all are hitting very high temperatures now. highs are in the early 30s… i did not know that rome can get such high temperatures. and none of them seem to have electric fans . i remember when i was growing up in malaysia, we get such high temperatures too, but at least we have ceiling fans that we kept on all night so that it is at least bearable. this family did not even have a fan. they have a heat stove in the corner of the room, which suggests that it must be cold in winter. seems to me that they are getting the worst of both worlds, very cold in winter and very hot in summer. 

i remember looking out of my window then and noticing it is raining as well outside, and was very glad i live here in london. there was even a breeze , and it was coming into the flat. lovely.

but it make me think that perhaps my view of this is all different from most people who likes the heat, who either get brainwashed or are just ignorant, that unlike that saying, you can never be too rich or too thin, you can never be too hot does not hold true. 

found on another blog that these are bear’s breeches (acanthus)

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