otorongo wrote:How many good days a year would that be, 30? OK let's optimistically say 60. That's still 1/6 of the year... and only if you're not working.cordyman wrote:Also wouldnt say we only get a few good days, the entire summer of 2013 has been top drawer here.
Not in the UK, that's for sure. Prozac is much more reliable, or so they saycordyman wrote:Putting so much reliance on good weather for a happy life isn't a good way to live though.
But seriously, when you look at the copious warmth and sunshine that many parts of the world get, it's hard not to feel a sense of injustice... or at least that you're in the wrong place and should do something about it.
I don't like the seasons and would be happy to eradicate them from my life once and for all.cordyman wrote:I enjoy the 4 seasons, love snow fall and extreme cold, adore the change into autumn and the transforming landscape, on the flip side love heat. The garden may not like the former but my happiness comes before a plant.
That's why I garden - to create an illusion that summer never ends, or at least lasts longer, even if it's not always warm and sunny.
I definitely think you need a green card for the west coast USA or somewhere tropical
For me a good day is dry, above 18*c and a bonus when the sun shines, in the summer months.
That changes in other seasons based on max temps available, ie. 8*c sat next to my shed in a black jumper, in full sun is pleasant in winter.
If you view a good day in the UK as only days above 30*c your setting up for a miserable life here