Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Wind - A Contentious Issue


A contentious issue.

You either love it or hate it. It's either a bracing gust of oxygen which fires the innards or something which is misery personified and makes you want to curl up behind the nearest stone wall. I am of the latter opinion. I like a warm, cocooned bus, with the heating turned up to the max and not a hint of air con.

My fellow drivers have contrary views. Everytime I get into a bus, all the air vents are open so that air blows into the drivers face and the temperature is turned down into the blue. I must be the bane of their lives as I go round the bus shutting any vent which looks as if it will pump out cold air.

Musn't grumble, though. It is my choice to live and work halfway up a cold Northern hill. I should listen to Chinese wisdom when they say:

'Better to bend in the wind than to break.'...and...

'Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.'

But then again, they had not visited the North of England when they wrote this. Now what was that number for the Visa Department of Australia...............?


  1. You can get a few good winds out there. The North wind is like sticking your head in an oven at 400 degrees and leaving it there!!!

  2. You are right - on rare occasions - as most of the time it feels like sticking your head in the freezer part of your fridge freezer. But hey, look on the bright side, it is a warmer wind today, gale force and accompanied by driving rain, but warmer.