Les gens qui ne rient jamais ne sont pas des gens sérieux

Be who you are and say what you mean, those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind

Monday, January 23, 2006

down down down

So apparently it's -26 outside. I say apparently because there is no way I'm stepping foot outside this flat until I really have to.

I hid out over the weekend, until Sunday afternoon when I decided it was time to stop being a wimp and face the beautiful sunny day. After all the layers had been fastened, zipped, buckled and buttoned we headed over to Łazienki park and joined a few other wrapped up adventurous wanderers. Once you get used to the way you can't actually feel your face and the numbness of your fingers despite their being in gloves, in pockets, it isn't at all unpleasant. There's loads of snow about, and the bright orange sun yesterday made it all very picturesque.

Still, I was very glad to be able to come back to the flat. Even with our drafty windows which seems to be accumulating an impressive amount of ice on the inside, it sure beats being on the streets.

Be warned though: any of you thinking of chasing away the cold with a drop or two of vodka may want to reconsider. Of the 21 people who died over the weekend as a direct result of the weather in Poland, an awfully large proportion of them were surprisingly not homeless, but drunken people who tragically fell in the snow on their way home or fell asleep at bus stops.

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