England weather messing with my mind!

I totally went through a mind-f**k yesterday when I went outside!

In Florida, if I see a cloudless sky and a bright sun when I wake up, it’s a beach day.  That means a bathing suit, flip flops, and a tank top.  Those signs point to a hot and sweaty type of day.

I thought it would work the same in England… I was wrong.

Yesterday I woke up to the most beautiful day I’ve seen since my arrival.  I could feel the heat from the sun on my face in my room, for a second I thought I was in Florida.  That whole morning I bounced around the house making coffee and breakfast.  I got ready to go to campus and couldn’t wait to go outside wearing a T-shirt and shorts.  I walked outside…. and someone might as well have punched me in the face!  Without a doubt the coldest day I’ve felt since I got here.  “Holy shit”, was the only thing I could utter.  Me, being my stubborn self, did not go back in to grab a coat or change, I went to campus as I was… and it was miserable.  I got there and was talking to a class mate, who gave me a good tip, “Here, the clearer the sky, the colder it is”.

What kind of bass-ackwards world am I living in here where the nicest sunny day I’ve seen means I need to dress in jeans, a sweater, and something to cover my poor scalp!?

Fool me once… today I’m proudly dressed in warm attire after looking out the window to see yet another beautiful clear day!

Some day I’ll understand how this works!

Just read an article about a shark attack in South Africa… I read some of the comments that people were leaving about this case and, after composing myself, I fully intend on making my next blog post revolve around this issue..



About mdnichol87

Marine Biologist studying towards a Master's in Conservation and Biodiversity at the University of Exeter.
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4 Responses to England weather messing with my mind!

  1. twandrum says:

    My dad has spent some time about England and he always talks about how cold it was.

    • mdnichol87 says:

      It’s so cole here! Especially relative to Florida! The highest temperature I’ve seen is probably 65, and everyone talks about how warm it is here, and that’s it’s only going to get colder… eeesh

  2. twandrum says:

    He also talks about warm beer. What are your thoughts on that?

    • mdnichol87 says:

      Well I really enjoy beer, and I enjoy trying as many different types as I can. I like the warm beer (not so much warm as it is room temp). It’s weird the first time (your mind keeps saying “something’s not right), but I’ve really come to enjoy it. Especially because it’s usually pretty chilly out, so warmer beer works.

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