Cowart's Common Room
Cooling Off

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It is still so hot and humid in my little under the eaves office that I think I need cooling down. When I was little and used to travel on the train back and forth to school I used to debate with myself whether or not heat was worse than cold. Getting into a railway carriage (non-corridor of course) on which the sun had beaten down for hours and whose interior must have been well over 100 degrees - was this worse than waiting on a platform with bare knees and neck while the wind swirled about and the frost caked hard on the station platform.

In winter I yearned for the summer and vice versa. Eventually I reasoned that if you were cold you could always get warm but if you were hot then you just baked. According to Tolstoy Napoleon lost far more soldiers during the Russian summer than in the Russian winter, so perhaps this bears me out (though Russia is both hotter and colder than Berkshire). Theatre duties tonight so will have to catch the Opening Ceremony on iPlayer

Posted at 27th Jul 2012 - 03:18PM   Posted by Fennie   Cooling Off Comments: 4

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Just nice here at the moment.
I can stand being cold better than being too hot...my feet are worst, they panic and need to be set free of any socks and shoes NOW!
Not so easy if your out in publicRolling Eyes

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 27th Jul 2012 at 04:54PM

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Ivy's Avatar FairyNuff I so know that feeling....


Well Fennie I always used to wonder and with riper age I came to the conclusion I am not made for extreme weather either side of the thermometer. But if I really had to choose I#d rather freeze than burn. (there are more options to warm up than cool down....)

Posted by: Ivy on 27th Jul 2012 at 04:59PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar It is continuous cold that gets me down. This is a cold house and we certainly can't afford to heat it properly with the price of oil as it is. My feet turn into blocks of ice and so do my hands, whatever I do with them. The body can be looked after with silk underwear under lots of wool!! Provided there is plenty of hot water and I can have a full very hot bath and have plenty of bed coverings, the night is OK, even my feet Blink
Towards the end of a cold winter, all I can think of is going somewhere very very warm, but I have to agree that it is too much to be outside under a tropical sun with no breeze.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 27th Jul 2012 at 05:35PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Like Fennie - I have debated the same and came to the same conclusion - if it is too hot there is nothing you can do other tan grin and bear it - but at least if it is cold you can make efforts to warm up.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 28th Jul 2012 at 09:40AM

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