This winter is making me soft. For months, the temperatures have been pleasant for this time of year. I’ve been able to get out and enjoy seeing the city. Last week the cold temperatures arrived. And I wasn’t prepared. When I lived in Boston I would walk to work during the wintertime. And believe me, it gets cold there. The wind goes right through to the bone. My coworkers thought I was crazy, but I loved the cold, fresh air. However, when the cold descended on London last week I was freezing. The past couple of months have coddled me. I think I’m getting soft or is it because I am getting older? Even when it finally snowed, I didn’t spend as much time outside as I would have in the past. Instead I stood in my flat with a hot cup of tea and enjoyed watching the snow.
Here are some photos of my walks to work in Boston during winter. Maybe it will give you sense of how cold it can get.