Wednesday, 18 May 2016
The conversation goes something like this (because as brits we talk about the weather) :
Sender "Its a lovely warm day here today"
Me "It's a bit chilly here, we are all in jumpers"
Sender "It's bright and sunny and 21 degrees"
Me "Oh, it's 21 degrees here as well!"
Actually, while I'm writing this it is only 16 degrees. In hot season it regularly reaches over 30 degrees, it's hot! The house I live in, the school, everything is built with that in mind. We dont have heaters, or carpets, or windows that fully close. So at night when it drops to 6 degrees, or less, it's cold!
But we adapt. We put charcoal burners in the classrooms to warm us up a bit. Extra layers of clothes are encouraged, given out, and borrowed. We stand in the sun or move our chairs to the sunbeam coming in the window (that doesn't close)