Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

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Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:31 pm

I often hear people saying they don't mind the cooler months, and they love snow, but do they really like colder weather and 'feeling cold' that comes with it ? My guess is they get fed up of being in the dark outside, turn the central heating on, sit in a chair with TV, and the thermostat does the rest.

I detest feeling cold, as is just as bad as pain to me. I can't imagine someone saying "hit me with a brick, cos I just love it", so why would they want to feel cold ????

Sitting in the conservatory with T shirt, Long sleeve Polo shirt, and chunky jumper on, in temp of 18.6C........
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Re: Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

Post by stephenprudence » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:10 pm

I hate feeling cold, it gets to me pretty quickly, I can withstand moderate cold 1-8C, but 0C and below is just too cold unfortunately...
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Re: Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

Post by tropical Tom » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:23 pm

I like being out in the cold as long as i'm wrapped up well. Thick coat, gloves and good boots etc, A nice walk on a starry night with the temp at about minus 6 or 7 and the sound of crunching snow with every step is great!...An icy wind is a bit too much tho' :shock:
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Re: Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

Post by flounder » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:41 pm

I've succumbed and put the heating on boost for an hour, just to take the nip out of the air. I'm just getting over a cold plus maybe I'm getting older
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Re: Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

Post by ourarka » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:10 pm

I genuinely would quite like feeling cold, if I KNEW it was for 2 months only and then the weather was guaranteed to pick up and give me a beautiful long spring and summer. Alas ........


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Re: Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

Post by pdid » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:28 pm

I don't like feeling cold but I do like a still, crisp, sunny frosty morning especially if combined with outdoor activities, mountain biking etc.


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Re: Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

Post by madgav » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:00 pm

I absolutely hate feeling cold. But while I hate the dark mornings/evenings of winter, the normal winter temps here are comfortable enough. Ideally ten degrees warmer so I wouldn't have to run the heating but you can't have everything :)
There are lots of wierd people (kids?) on certain internet "weather" forums who seem to love the cold for some mad reason :roll:
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Re: Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

Post by otorongo » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:03 pm

I hate feeling cold, although getting out of the stinky and hot Bakerloo line into the cool air is always a relief, if only for the first minute.

I hate snow, frost etc., don't want any of that in my life. They're for penguins, not humans.

The general rule of thumb is, if I need more than shorts and a t-shirt, it's too cold. Having to wear more is an insult.


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Re: Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

Post by Conifers » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:12 pm

No!

20°C any day for me


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Re: Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

Post by kata » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:02 pm

I abhor the cold months,

Flu Injections, :(

Heating on when I want to save money. :(

Outdoors only If I need to for doctors etc :(

Snow, sleet. :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Only plus is the bees and wasps hate cold too.

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Post by sanatic1234 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:08 pm

I hate everything about winter. I have no love for it what so ever. It is the worst season of the year. Give me sun and warmth all year round. icon_sunny 8)
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Re: Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

Post by GREVILLE » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:56 pm

Never bothered by cold. Always comfortable with fewer layers than anyone else, no matter how low the temperature. Sand always tells everyone that she married me for my warm hands :D I'm just the same in the heat.

This must account for that saying: "Where there's no sense there's no feeling" :lol:


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Re: Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

Post by kata » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:52 am

Or, cold hands, warm heart,

I prefer that to warm hands cold heart.

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Re: Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

Post by cordyman » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:12 am

Don't like being uncomfortably cold, but thats a rarity, as i'll either put the heating on, another layer of clothing, heated seat on in car etc etc

I do adore a frosty crisp morning, sun rising, blue skies, hot cup of strong coffee and porridge, hopping on the bike, leaves crispy underwheel, supurb clarity on the horizon, and just getting out there when many are inside hibernating icon_cheers

Going for a swim in the outdoor heated pool at the gym is great in December, clears the head.

Also snow is brilliant, the beauty of it, the whiteness under clear skies really give some much needed UV in the dark months, and it always seems to take the edge off the cold for some reason.

Seasons have never bothered me, until I got into this tropical gardening, i'd say the main aspect of cold/winter I don't like is having to look at a bomb site of a garden for 3 months :lol:


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Re: Does anyone actually like to feel cold ?

Post by Leigh » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:16 pm

Don't mind the cold wouldn't say I love it but hate central heating (only have two gasfires )
Nothing beats standing on the Beach in a Storm fishing for Cod at Night at this time of year although I have got suitable clothing and a Beach Buddy (small tent)
Never sit inside with the others drinking tea far too warm,always outside

Hardly ever wear a coat unless it's chucking it down , gloves are for girls
But you can tell if I think it's cold ( ie in the minus) because I will probably be wearing a Scarf

If that make's me strange than I am
On a side note don't mind pain either, so I must be
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