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If case you haven’t noticed, right now it is freezing in London. If, like me, you are not used to it, well, it’s time to do something about it. Let’s be positive about this, right? Anyway, it’s not as if we have a choice, so let’s make the most of it. It feels like Christmas has come in advance this year. Let’s just accept it, and make the best out of it. So what to do?

 

Buy a reindeer jumper. I have found some very nice ones for the little ones. Have a look here:  kids knitwear. In fact, I am even thinking of buying one for myself. After all, if you don’t wear a reindeer jumper when it’s cold, you never wear one.

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Drink tea. Lots of it. I believe that’s how the British got used to the cold. As for drinking beer, well, I am not sure it works. Over here, the say that the beer coat is the false feeling of warmth that can keep you warm when you have been drinking. The only thing I got last time I drank too much was a hangover. Just saying.

 

Layer up. And if, like me, you have British children who are wandering about half naked, it’s time to assert your authority: I have threatened to make them wear long johns and remove their phone for a week if they don’t layer up. It’s payback time.

 

 

Stock The Furnace. I mean, eat up! Now isn’t a good time for diets. Fish and chips and eggnogs should do the trick. Nobody wants to wear a bikini right now anyway. And they say that body fat keeps you warm anyway.

 

And finally, if everything else fails, you just have to get used to it. Yep, that’s right. Apparently you can get used to the cold. That said, I must admit that even after the best part of 14 years I still can’t stand the cold. It’s just beyond me.

 

 

 

  • The Skiathian

    Reindeer jumpers are compulsory in the week leading up to Christmas.
    We Brits were trained to not feel the cold, by wearing shorts to school, in our primary years until the winter equinox 21/12 when long trousers were acceptable until March.
    Egg Nog (Grannys christmas delight) is now frowned upon, since Edwina Currie took on the UK chickens …

    • I still have so much to learn. I was just starting to warm up top eggnogs and now it’s gone!