It is early January, and while we have about 2.5 months to go until spring begins, I am usually completely fed up with winter around this time of the year. This year is a little different. While Edinburgh gets a lot less daylight than I am used to during winter, the weather is much milder than in Bavaria.
It’s January, and I have yet to see any snow on the ground here. I did actually see snow on the ground when we were in Germany in October (!) but nearly three months later, and Edinburgh has not had any snow yet. We have had some pretty bad weather here, storms, wind and rain but except for a two or three days, winter feels a whole lot more pleasant here than in Germany. Nowhere near as cold or snowy. So far anyway. It has to start snowing at some point, and at that point, I expect, all hell will break lose in this country that does not believe in winter tyres. (Fools!)
Don’t get me wrong, now that Christmas is over, I am still absolutely ready for spring, but the milder weather does make winter a little more bearable. I seem to be doing okay with the lack of daylight as well. It is dark when I go to work and dark when I leave the office, regardless of whether I am in Germany or in Scotland.
I am sure the weather here will get worse before it gets better, so I may eat my words in a few days or weeks, but on a whole, my experience with winter in Scotland has been better than I had expected … so far, so good.