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lovedimsum Thu 28-Mar-13 15:47:15

Very fed up of this weather.... Waiting for the spring to arrive but not holding my breathe. AIBU? All I want is to not wear a coat for 8 months of the year!!!

MidnightMasquerader Thu 28-Mar-13 17:49:20


Emigration bores. Gotta love 'em...

lovedimsum Thu 28-Mar-13 18:19:39

Ha! I am from Perth Australia originally and this is part of the problem! I love London for all that it offers but it's the relentless grey days. And you get so excited when summer is on its way, stick up on summer clothing and then you might be lucky to get 2-3 weeks of nice weather then the wash-out happens and cold weather returns again! Ideally I would go to Singapore but it all comes down to jobs..... Moving kids from good school.... Etc etc

lovedimsum Thu 28-Mar-13 18:20:06

*stock up

ZZZenEggain Thu 28-Mar-13 18:20:36

no, yanbu, count me in

Branleuse Thu 28-Mar-13 18:22:43

im desperate to move to the south of France. Still seasonal, still get a winter, but just not a hideous one, and a proper spring, and a long hot summer.

Plus no spiders that rot your flesh or cougars

BadgersRetreat Thu 28-Mar-13 18:26:31

i sooooo want to see a cougar <sulks>

i wasn't aware of the flesh eating spiders (and there's not a fucking chance i'm going to google it) but i can't recall the last time i saw a spider at all so i'll take my chances MrsT grin

ZZZenEggain Thu 28-Mar-13 18:27:58

we had a thread on here once about beating off a cougar with your handbag.

BadgersRetreat Thu 28-Mar-13 18:30:17


i think you're supposed to make your self as big as possible and ROAR at them

if you run away like we all would they chase you shock

Meglet Thu 28-Mar-13 18:36:29


I'm not scared of spiders or snakes so I'll go anywhere. And I don't want blasted air con either, stuffy hot air actually makes me perk up <<cold blooded>>.

HerRoyalNotness Thu 28-Mar-13 18:39:20

I've heard by the time you see a cougar, they're an inch from taking your head off. They like a good stalking they do.

digerd Thu 28-Mar-13 19:04:32

I have been told by somebody who lives there that South Africa is 25 degrees all year round and never humid. .

digerd Thu 28-Mar-13 19:07:31

When we were in Perth in July, it was lovely, but resident neighbour told us we were lucky. It normally rains non-stop for 6 months in the winter, she said. < not for me, thank you>

KLou111 Thu 28-Mar-13 19:26:55

YANBU we're thinking about it too. We have just moved back from South Wales to the midlands as we have a now 19 month old ds, but if this weather keeps up we're off to Spain!

KLou111 Thu 28-Mar-13 19:31:57

Singapore is where we would love to go too lovedimsum! My hubby was born there and spent his first 5 years there (his dads job took them there), we love it! Hubby proposed to me in Raffles grin

dopeysheep Thu 28-Mar-13 20:06:43

Beating off cougars? That surely is some sort of niche website. . .

shockers Thu 28-Mar-13 22:24:15

digerd, our friends have not encountered much rain in their 15 months of living there!

lovedimsum Thu 28-Mar-13 22:28:03

Perth doesn't rain for 6 months of the year- mind you they would love it if it did so the lawns weren't brown almost all year round due to water restrictions!

howdoo Thu 28-Mar-13 22:29:45

Terry, I live in North America, you are terrifying me with the brown recluse spiders thing!

Manchesterhistorygirl Thu 28-Mar-13 22:34:49

You are not being unreasonable. I said to dh just yesterday I'd learn to shoot and we can move to SA.

So, so sick of having to find coats, boots, gloves, scarves, hats very single time I want to leave the house! Two pairs of winter boots have bitten the dust and I will not buy anymore this winter. No! I will not give in to this narnia we seem to be stuck in.

(Think I may have SAD).

shockers Thu 28-Mar-13 22:35:28

And parts of South Africa get really chilly in winter... my Dad lives there.

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 28-Mar-13 23:01:15

I've shivered my arse off in Africa.

So, I've been around, here are my reviews...

Italy: Nice weather and people. The official stuff and forms will put Kafka to shame. Great food. All the nice places are rammed with tourists.

Canada: Nice but white bread blah at times. They look South too much in their assessment of their culture.

The US of A: Individually the nicest people on the face of the world. Collectively, WTF?

Thailand: Beautiful, great weather, wonderful culture. Ruined by child molesters.

East Africa: Best weather of all. There are high up places near the equator with year round 20+ weather (Nairobi) but the leaders are nutters. And, tropical diseases and animals that want to kill you.

Australia/New Zealand: Lovely, great people, mostly good weather. In one, every single animal wants you dead and now and painfully. The other, no dangerous animals but the country wants to explode.

Manchesterhistorygirl Thu 28-Mar-13 23:09:03

So what you're saying is I should stay here and layer up?

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 28-Mar-13 23:11:30

A jumper would be cheaper.

SofaCanary Fri 29-Mar-13 00:45:37

grin @ dopeysheep

Pudgy2011 Fri 29-Mar-13 00:58:32

I live in the Caribbean. I'd be lying if I said it was crap but I've lived here 5 years and it took me all of about 2 years to get bored of the constant sunshine.
You always feel like you should be outside doing something energetic and I genuinely look forward to rainy days when I can sit on the sofa and watch Lord of The Rings without feeling guilty!
I do feel your pain though, I remember the horrendously long winters back in London. I hope it warms up soon, my poor parents are freezing their tits off!

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