How I got neon-white in the Scottish winter
I remember back in my job-hunting days the following sentence: “be willing to work in the field under the Scottish weather.” I also remember how I thought that was very funny… but not anymore!
I have been living here for almost 6 months and I have learned (the hard way) the truth of the Scottish weather, as well as understood the great value of sunny days! Just for you to understand I will explain briefly how I experienced this winter in Scotland...
To put it shortly I felt like a huge grey cloud came early in November and stood there until a couple of weeks ago. I woke up at 7am in a black sky, had lunch at 1pm in a dark grey sky, and as days grew closer to Christmas I could see how the black horizon appeared earlier and earlier (gosh... I think some days it was pitch-black before 3pm!). To me, it looked like I was living in a permanent night! I would have probably overslept if it wasn’t for my alarm! I also remember hating rainy days because I got home soaked, and hating the (maybe 4?) dry days because it was freaking cold. And storms! I can’t forget the storms and how they devastated 2 of our umbrellas (may they RIP).
I remember going back to Spain for Christmas and how it felt like Summer again and I had to restrain myself from wearing shorts. Then, thanks to my “wet” tales of Scotland I got some brand new waterproof gear and everything improved. The soaking days were (almost) over (stormy-proof gear is still to be invented), snow came and I had some nice (and slippery-aaaah *crash*… and painful) times with my girlfriend.
I know I might have exaggerated with the title, but the truth is that there wasn’t much sun at all this winter.
Luckily, Spring is here and sun and colours will paint the countryside with vivid tones. All worth the darkness.
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