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heleninwales
Grey, grey, everything is grey!
Greetings from a grey and drizzly Wales. I really need sunlight. I have a lightbox that I sit in front of every morning while I eat breakfast and that keeps me functioning, but I perk up remarkably if we get some cold crisp clear days. Ideally, I would migrate south for the winter. I've always said that I needed to find a job-share with an Australian vampire who would appreciate the short northern winter days, but I've never managed to arrange it. :)

Anyway, we're off to London for another mini-break on Saturday, so perhaps it will be a little drier and brighter there. Weather around this time of year in the UK is pretty hit and miss, but we have had some good winter breaks and even if it is gloomy, there's always the bustle of the people and the Christmas lights to perk me up. Then the plan is to more or less hibernate for the two weeks of the holiday. The only work I'll be doing is marking the computing degree assignments, then it's back on the treadmill again, but at least I'll be able to look forward to lengthening days and the prospect of spring.
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cmcmck From: cmcmck Date: December 18th, 2014 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
'Fraid it's grey, grey, grey down here in the deep southeast too.

We're getting odd bright periods, but it's just after 3.30 and beginning to get dark! :o(
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: December 19th, 2014 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)
London's microclimate tends to mean that whatever the weather is like at this time of year, it will be that bit better there. The reverse is often true in the summer though when London can get unbearably hot whilst here it's just beautiful.
cmcmck From: cmcmck Date: December 19th, 2014 11:58 am (UTC) (Link)
It's certainly mild enough here and today the sun is actually out, so you may strike lucky.

Have a good time! We'll be in town ourselves tomorrow for the Ming exhibition. :o)
lizziebelle From: lizziebelle Date: December 18th, 2014 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's been mostly grey and dreary here in New England, too. The sun comes out for 30 seconds or so a few times a day, some days, but I would love some extended sunshine.

Next week, the days start getting longer!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: December 19th, 2014 10:27 am (UTC) (Link)
There's an old proverb that goes, "As the days lengthen, so the cold strengthens," which is true of course, but I can look forward to the time (end of February usually) when the sun starts to get high and bright enough to relieve my SAD.
cariadwen From: cariadwen Date: December 20th, 2014 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I once wrote a short story taking place in a Welsh winter. I described everything in different shades of grey. My creative writing teacher, said there was to much repetition of the word grey. But then she had never experienced a Welsh winter.

I hope the clouds scuttle about and let some colour back. :)
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