English people are weird

I have heard, on more than one occassion that Australians are in denial about the weather. Some people think we pretend its not cold, shirking warm clothing for thongs and singlets. While this is not always true, I agree with it for the most part. The sunday before we flew out of Sydney, the sun came out and I perservered with shorts, for the first time in 3 months or so. It was awesome, for about 12 seconds, and then the sun went behind a cloud, I put a jacket on, and it felt less like summer after all.
Me at Tower Bridge. Loved it.

The point is, I think English people do the exact same thing : in reverse. The convince themselves its really not that hot!
Our first full day in London, it was gorgeous weather. We walked the banks of the Thames, being utter tourists, but it almost felt like we could be at home, most definitely a bare legs day, thongs and sunscreen.
But the "natives" were all walking around like it was 10 degrees colder than it actually was. I think it hit 25-26 degrees and I spotted a woman in Ugg boots (sheepskin slipper boots).
It was insane! And people were carrying coats everywhere!! Nuts.
Sadly we even saw a little boy, whose parents were only wearing T-shirts, but for some reason they thought he needed a woolen vest. I assure you he did NOT.
I think I mostly found it weird because we're just leaving winter at home, and they're just leaving summer, but they were wearing very similar things. Jeans and boots, knitwear etc. Scarves!

We managed to squeeze in a Soccer/Football game while we were away also, and that was great.
 West Ham United vs Blackburn.
The atmosphere was just incredible, and one of the things I was amazed by was the tiny number of spectators for the other team. Go to an NRL game in Australia and the ground might be 60/40 home to away. But in a ground of 33,000 people that turned out for a regular round match of soccer, there would have been lucky to be 1,000 supporters for the other side. Their section wasn't even full.
The "away" supporters at the game 
Oh yes, Section. They're not allowed to sit together! The black mesh in this photo spanned about 5 rows of seats, (its not standing up) and there were police all over the section too. Crazy!

The other amazing thing was that we were at West Ham for the ground, and its Suburban! 33,000 had to then catch the train back to wherever they came from and they have it so wel worked out we were on a train within 20 minutes of leaving the stadium. That would NEVER happen in Sydney. We're very impressed with the Tube system!

5 kindred spirits ~ This bugs them too!:

snuxy-ny said...
September 03, 2008 1:19 AM

yeap, the brits are weird. I moved from NY a months ago and I still can get it - a group of young people, some of them wearing winter jackets and boots, some of them wearing mini skirts and flip-flops... and the temperature is 17C, not summer but not even close to winter

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digitalglitter said...
September 03, 2008 4:45 AM

I'm on the coat side, if the sun goes away it gets COLD FAST!! I carried my leather jacket around too the week you arrived too!
Plus if you're out you may not be going home for hours and it'll drop then too. I'm a fraidy cat though. And there's just no excusing Ugg boots in summer. Did you see any people in the park in their bikinis? Hee hee. (Well, did you see any sun I guess is the first question...) Everyone runs out to sunbake half nude at the inkling on sun!

PS. Your hair looks great darl!

Reanan said...
September 04, 2008 9:25 AM

Love it. I am constantly amazed by people here trying to persist in the morning wearing only a cardi.
I think carrying a jacket around in England is probably prudent, but surely not a coat?
Over kill?

What sort of crowd were they at the footy/soccor? interesting.

Yes I too like the hair, is it black? Or just quite dark?

Dataceptionist said...
September 14, 2008 4:39 AM

No no people sunbathing in the park, forgot to look though.

Footy soccer crowd was rowdy. and insisted on singing chants no one could understand. Odd.

Thanks about hair, was meant to be dark brown, went black, is slowing washing out. :)

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