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November 8, 2017

Do you look forward to the long dark nights and the cold of Winter? Or do you yearn for some sun on your face and the Summer months? I think in some ways I am split; I love the cosy days I spend inside in the Winter months, when it is blowing a gale outside. On the flip side, I love the long days of the Summer months and the better weather that it brings. 


In the Summer months we spend more time outdoors and after work we have daylight to do something with our time; walk the dog, have a BBQ, sit outside with a cider or just enjoy the longer days. In the Winter months it is often dark when you go to work and dark when you return so you

often you don't want to go back out again, unless you have to. 


I could quite happily spend my whole year somewhere where the sun shone all the time. I would sit outside and read and look out to sea just to watch the waves. My dream is to one day have a house by the sea, it just calms me. A house by the sea in this country would be a different than one, say in Spain somewhere, don't get me wrong I would still love it but I would prefer it with a bit more sun.


The weather definitely affects our lives and moods. If you get up and it's raining and you should be going for a walk then you feel less inclined to go but if you wake up and it's sunny you'd feel like jumping out of bed for the walk. Then there all of those people who work outside, in the Summer it's great but in the Winter months it must be horrendous. I once fitted some curtains in a show house in the middle of Winter, there was no heating and I came away blue, literally my face went a weird shade of blue and my hands too. 


I understand why some people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, they suffer from the lack of light in their lives and they have very real symptoms. I don't suffer from it, I just think mine is a preference for the sun and the warmth. Luckily for me I am going to see my mum and dad in Spain in a couple of weeks, it will be lovely to see them and to have a bit of sun too. 




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