To want to emigrate to somewhere that gets sunshine?

(132 Posts)
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!!!

lljkk Tue 02-Apr-13 11:27:23

I grew up with near constant sunshine. I could cope again grin.
I would miss seasons, spring flowers and truly green countryside.
I've always it's the lack of reliably decent summers in Britain that bothers me most.

Bakingnovice Tue 02-Apr-13 11:03:21

I love England but I have to say this last winter which started last August has totally zapped my enthusiasm for life. I'm feeling so depressed, and yes I know it's sunny today but my god it's freezing up north.

shockers Tue 02-Apr-13 10:31:20

I find constant sunshine tiring and monotonous when I go abroad, but maybe that's because I'm not used to having a siesta (it feels like a waste of time because it's a productive part of the day in England!). If I was away for months, I'd probably get into the routine.

Having said that, the NW of England is where my heart is, and a crisp spring morning lifts my soul like nothing else smile.

glastocat Tue 02-Apr-13 04:04:36

Yes, I can't say I find constant sunshine boring either, quite the contrary in fact. Although it has rained (twice! grin ) since we got here in Feb.

Wallison Mon 01-Apr-13 22:44:20

We don't get a lot of sunshine. In fact, I can't remember the last decent summer that we had. It's depressing.

aldiwhore Mon 01-Apr-13 22:39:54

YANBU to be fed up as this winter has been particularly dreary...

We do get sunshine though, and I LOVE the British weather and all it's craziness, so if you're going to threaten to leave, just leave, quietly and don't moan. smile

Obviously if the weather in general gets you down, then a sunlamp (or emigration) might actually be an answer... saying all that you are being VERY British for complaining about the weather so maybe you shouldn't leave, you're home already! Coats are wonderful, I have more coats than clothes, in fact, because I need coats I save a fortune on clothing.

Yeah I don't find it boring either.

We do have seasons, very mlld subtle ones compared to other places, but we have them none the less. I actually resent the month of grey we get in june and mumble around the place "I didn't move to a whole new continent to deal with this crap every year".

CoteDAzur Mon 01-Apr-13 22:29:25

"Constant sun can get very boring too."

No it doesn't grin

Wallison Mon 01-Apr-13 22:22:37

I have lived in lots of places and my favourite in terms of weather was what is classified as "tropical savannah". It was hot, but not blisteringly so - average temperature was 26 degrees and in the evenings it was cooler due to breezes drifting down into the valley so it was warm enough to sleep with just a sheet and a mosquito net but not so hot that you couldn't drop off. There were two rainy seasons, where yes it did rain a fuck of a lot (think not being able to get from one side of town to the other because the drains couldn't cope with it) but that meant there was plenty of lush vegetation and all manner of wonderful fruit. Also there was lots of culture and history and I didn't have to sell my soul to the (oil) devil in order to live there. I do think of it wistfully now and it compares very favourably to all of the hats/coats/scarves/gloves fucking around that you have to do for what seems like most of the year in the UK these days.

JustinBsMum Mon 01-Apr-13 21:53:48

Thanks, will try those tv downloaders. Have been using tunnelbear but it stops every so often whilst the download catches up.

KLou111 Mon 01-Apr-13 20:44:32

Eff off wink
Looks beautiful.....I am so missing the sun right now!!

Our weather had the massively good sense to rain during the night again last night. I really like that about San Diego. Even when it is rainy it is more likely to happen when I don't have to be out in it.

This was how I spent yesterday afternoon smile in a chair with my family and some friends and a picnic.
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/734505_10201032269988857_1112365855_n.jpg

KLou111 Sun 31-Mar-13 19:47:39

Justin, download filmon.tv it's live uk tv worldwide (time difference permitting!) we use it on holidays smile

theodorakisses Sun 31-Mar-13 15:51:09

And thanks to this thread, it has been dark and cloudy all day, haven't seen the sun since lunchtime.

theodorakisses Sun 31-Mar-13 15:50:39

Justin, use www.thebox.bz, we downloaded Dr Who in HD in 6 minutes last night! We have Waitrose food and an aramex account, an Ebay package made it from the UK to Doha in less than 12 hours last week. Can't comment on medical or dental, we see proper doctors whenever we want to and decent dentists and it's about £1.50 a time. My husband has medication that costs £0.12 a month to buy because that its what it costs.

Nancy66 Sun 31-Mar-13 15:35:23

I couldn't not have seasons.

I love a cold winter, although I admit this one has dragged on a bit too long.

JustinBsMum Sun 31-Mar-13 15:33:07

Friends and family, kindred spirits, having the craic, not always being the new person, not having to put on a rictus grin and your best foot forward every time you venture into a new environment... People who know, love and 'get' you, people you have a history with and a massive laugh with. Free healthcare at point of entry (massively expensive when it's not like this). Free dental care. Sense of humour, banter, celebrities who are actually and genuinely funny. History. Online shopping for whatever you want at the best price, day or night. Waitrose. Ocado. Selfridges. Friends, the craic, the banter, the humour

I am in central coastal west USA and I would say it has the best weather in the world (better than the med, bit warmer than Perth,Au, in the winter)- but for all the above reasons plus good tv and radio give me the UK any time.

Oh, and plus being able to go to interesting places for a day out ie it doesn't require an expensive air flight to get there.

digerd, SD is not for you either then. You have to water your garden here too. However most people have automated sprinklers if that helps and some have very little garden and prefer pools and hardscape instead.

theodorakisses Sun 31-Mar-13 13:24:13

none at all, the only pests are big bugger ants!

whosiwhatsit Sun 31-Mar-13 11:57:44

Nobody has done any of those things to me and I live in the UK! But Qatar does sound amazing. Are there big roaches there (my one and only phobia).

theodorakisses Sun 31-Mar-13 11:27:47

I live in Qatar, it's not for everyone (although the only time I get slagged off for living here in on MN by people who camp in Devon once a year).
I love it and will stay as long as I can. Nobody has done a shit in my garden, pissed on my car or put fireworks through my letter box since I left the UK.

MarshaBrady Sun 31-Mar-13 10:19:19

My sister just sent photos from Perth. 33 degrees all at the beach. But I still wouldn't leave London.

At least the sun is shining today.

Slinkysista Sun 31-Mar-13 10:17:11

Goodness on the whole I have good friends and family. Very very close to my sisters, I speak with all of them several times a day and they drop in to ours and vice versa. It wod be too hard to leave them even though we have our ups and downs.
Where are you midnight if you don't mind me asking?

MidnightMasquerader Sun 31-Mar-13 09:48:12

Basically, since I wasn't very explicit... grin

What it comes down to is ... what you're leaving behind. If there isn't a great deal to leave behind, then the lovely weather and the lifestyle will be intoxicating.

If you have wonderful family and friends, then you may not find the nice weather and alfresco lifestyle enough of a pro.

MidnightMasquerader Sun 31-Mar-13 09:44:31

DH and the DC and I moved to sunnier climes; my home country.

The nice weather is lovely. So enjoyable. Wonderful.

However, it doesn't make up for ...............

Friends and family, kindred spirits, having the craic, not always being the new person, not having to put on a rictus grin and your best foot forward every time you venture into a new environment... People who know, love and 'get' you, people you have a history with and a massive laugh with. Free healthcare at point of entry (massively expensive when it's not like this). Free dental care. Sense of humour, banter, celebrities who are actually and genuinely funny. History. Online shopping for whatever you want at the best price, day or night. Waitrose. Ocado. Selfridges. Friends, the craic, the banter, the humour.

Nice weather is all well and good... Sitting outside to drink your coffee is magic. Your cheeky sav in the evening...

But... wink

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