Not sure if many of you have been to England in the winter but it is not a cheery place. I think the winters are the cause of the English people's moodiness. It's soo dark and the few hours it gets light it tends to be grey. I grew up in NY and spend most of my life there. When I moved here I didn't think about the dark long winters. I totally underestimated the impact sunshine has on one's mental well being. Well only have a few more weeks here left and then I will be enjoying myself closer to the equator. Thank you God.
Getting rid of the cravings that can never be satisfied.
Quit date Nov 7th 2010
Message by pixys
on December 05 2010 at 3:10 am
Location: United Kingdom Joined: November 18 2010 Posts:
i think your right hun, not so bad when it is cold and bright but the grey skys are dismal, we never ever get used to them,such a relife when spring come round . i evan got one of them day light lights to help, ye right , may as well have sat infront of a tanning lamp! longing for the day i feel FREE
Message by Dewey
on December 05 2010 at 3:23 am
Location: Australia Joined: March 21 2010 Posts:
Perhaps that is why the English have such a quirky sense of humour (love their comedies). Got to get some fun out of all that darkness and hardly any light. In Australia the English are know as Poms and the other not so nice name some are called is whingeing Poms (I can say this because my mother was a Pom and that makes me half a Pom so no one should get offended). Fortunately most of the Brits that I have met couldn't be nicer people and don't complain at all, Pixy being a fine example of a nice Pom, her quirky sense of humour cracks me up.
Boy, all that sunshine, not to mention the heat, is sure going to be a shock to the system when you first arrive there. Coming from the dead of winter in England to all that sunshine you'll probably have to wear blinkers for a while.
The winter can't be affecting your mood too much because here you are and still smoke free.
Going my way
Quit Date: 22.03.2010
Message by betsy
on December 05 2010 at 9:00 am
Location: United States Joined: January 11 2004 Posts:
grey outside maybe
you are a ray of sunshine around here
betsy QD 11/10/03
Today is the best day to not smoke!
New England is a pretty dismal place right now. It starts getting dark at 4:00 these days. We all don't get enough of the sunshine vitamin D, so we have to take supplements.
I'm a much happier person in the spring and summer and when I'm not quitting in dismal cold gray weather. Boo Hoo! Beth
Quit Date: November 21, 2010
You have nothing to gain from smoking, and everything to gain from quitting.
I've heard that the weather does make a difference. I guess we don't appreciate the sunshine like we should. Hopefully, you'll get some real soon. They say to go every so often and relax in a tanning bed. That might not be a good idea cause now it says you can get cancer. Is there ANYTHING that's good for us! LOL
I wanted to send you a post to let you know how HAPPY I am for you!!! I really love your posts and how you encourage all of the newbies. What a gem you are! You're within touch of one month and I couldn't be more proud of you! (((hugs))) You really took this quit and ran with it! I hope you take the time to pat yourself on the back! Be proud of your accomplishment! Not sure if you have children, but if you do, what an amazing example you've set for them!
Sweet dreams!!! Thanks for all that you do here at QSJ!!!
Quit date: March 22, 2010
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