Day 35: I Thought we Were Supposed to be Having Heatwaves and Stuff?
It’s the middle of July and I’m going to talk about the weather. Not because there’s anything special about it but because – it’s cold!
I don’t know what’s happening with the weather in other countries but I keep seeing articles about how global warming is going to increase the risk of the UK having 40 degree heat waves, yet here I am still spending on the gas because I need my heater on in the middle of July!
Apparently to UK only gets 40-degree temperatures once every 100 to 300 years but apparently now we’re supposed to be getting them every 3 and a half years.
I take it this year is not going to be one of them.
I have always been someone more on the cold side. I remember feeling cold when I had gone to visit my grandparents in Barbados. They looked at me like I was crazy. I mean I wasn’t cold all the time but I remember feeling cold twice.
You could say that I was cold blooded. I don’t know how all this stuff works; I just know that I’m not made for these freezing type weathers.
Saying that though I do love the winter because it’s a great excuse for me to stay wrapped up inside my house cozied up in a blanket next to the heater. Oh, the small comforts in life, Alhamdolillah (Praise be to God).
Another thing that I love about the winter is the long nights. Most people I know prefer the long days but I love the night. Is it weird if I say that I’m attracted to the darkness of night? I just find it so beautiful, looking out into the black night sky is somehow very comforting to me. I don’t know why; I actually find it strange myself as darkness is supposed to be scary right.
But a beautiful black sky makes me think of layers ad layers of black velvet. Something I want to touch and wrap myself in.
I’m not fussy though I can enjoy anytime of the year or any season. And although I say I love winter and the long nights I do crave the sunlight (I’m not a vampire) and its warmth in the winter. I also find that gloomy weather does affect my mood a little bit.
Living in the North East I’ve become accustomed to the beautiful sunny winter skies. The sun could be blindingly bright but still icy cold. That like the perfect winter weather for me.
Let me just be warm inside my house with the rays of the sun streaming through the window.
Let me take a quick dip outside into the freezing cold to shock my heart a little bit and make me feel even more blessed for having that blanket and a heater to snuggle up to.
Let me have a beautiful winter nap after my body shuts down from the shock of the cold.
Oh, I love the winter for that, I just love it.
And now it’s ‘summer’ I want to enjoy the warmth of the sun burning my skin and making me sweat that special sweat of health and wellbeing.
I want to feel as if my biological batteries are being charged with the power of the sun like one of them solar panels.
I want to feel tired from being out in the sun all day and come home and effortlessly take a nap.
I want to go to the sea and walk into the waves up to my knees soaking my abaya and then come out and be dry within a couple hours because that’s how hot it is.
I want to play in the hot sand and feel it burn my feet a little so I have to keep moving.
I want to feel that beauty of summer when people’s spirits are lifted and they share joy and happiness with their loved ones because why not? Its summer and it’s time for fun.
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