I do not know whether people who live in the areas where summer is hot and sunny and winter is cold and snowy are lucky or not. But I think that they are luckier than those people who live in the regions of permanent winter. There is no denying that a man adapts to any different weather conditions whether it is cold weather or hot one.
This winter is cold in many countries for which cold weather is rather an anomaly than a usual phenomenon. Cold weather has made some countries recall winters they had 30 and more years ago, for example,
Actually winter started gradually and nothing stated for severe weather conditions. Winter usually starts in November in
But everything changed in January. The temperature was
I should say that cold weather changed life routine. From one hand it was not easy to adapt to cold temperature. Staying warm and safe became a challenge. People had to cope with power failures and icy roads. Many homes were too cold-either due to a power failure or because the heating system wasn't adequate for the weather. When people must use space heaters and fireplaces to stay warm, the risk of household fires increases, as well as the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. And the number of fires really increased. Can you imagine staying at the bus stop for at least ten minutes when it is
At weekend most people stayed at home. Some families argued who would go to the shop while others bought everything they were in need of on Friday not to leave home for two days. Funny stories appeared in Internet - how to walk out your dog in extreme cold conditions and what to do at home in the evenings and at the weekend. On the radio I heard a joke saying that in nine months there would be a baby boom - what else to do at home than to make love when there was a cold weather for weeks and you had to keep yourself warm even indoors.