It's time to introduce Britons with siesta
What has Cyprus and Australia got in common? Yes, they both are islands. As well as United Kingdom. But while first two got sun as standard Britons are used to a bit rainier days.
Or should I say – we have been used to? It's probably third week without a drop of rain in some parts of United Kingdom. And the heat is becoming impossible to cope with.
And things are getting serious over here. Going out during the day is impossible. Unless you like being cooked alive. And even drinking endless bottles of water doesn't help either.
The only solution to all this is to stay inside. But in this case you can't do your shopping and take dog for a walk. In this case your a prisoner in your own house.
Shall we follow Dubai's example and during summers go abroad? Or just deal with it as we always do?
During the years of travelling round the Europe have seen a lot. But there were things to learn as well.
Few year back went down to Croatia in middle of the summer. And yes, that's a bit insane. But when you are from a rainy country – you want to be a bit extreme.
But if to be honest – things aren't so bad other there. Yes – first thing you'll have to cope with is the heat. In general. It's hot during the day and warm enough through the nights. But they got a thing called siesta.
At first it's bit strange as we all are used to shopping in the middle of the day (don't forget – we are used to rain) or going to cafe for a lunch. But after day or two you start getting used to this.
Most of the shops and cafes are closed from 12 noon to three of four in the afternoon. Public transport sticks to this as well. People just go home and have a nap or enjoy a book in a shade.
The thing is – you get used to all this. And it makes sense.
But things are different over here.
Sun for Britons is like a candy for a baby. And people enjoys it without any responsibility.
Think it was couple week ago when you could hear a story about a baby that was left in the sun and got burned.
And now papers start covering another aspect of the heat – drying water resources.
It's been the driest spring for Scotland in years as well as Cumbria and some other places. And this means less water in the reservoirs from the very beginning.
But the sky is clear. Day and night. And there's no water to fill the reservoirs with. Some already are at critical levels and few are heading that way.
Meteorologists are predicting Sunday to be the hottest day so far but, according to them, it's not the end to the heat wave. Temperatures should go higher within days.
Some places are told to have rain while others are awarded with more sun.
Scientists are going on with the theory of global warming causing all the problems. Others going on that God went mad as World became a hell on Earth.
I, therefore, consider this as beginning of my holiday. And, with hope in my hands, wish it won't start raining just in weeks' time.