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I’m Cold… Get Me Out of Here

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As I am writing this post, the weather here in London is -3 degrees and will get as low as -4 degrees in the coming five days.

The highest it will get in these days is 2 degrees.

Your's Sincerely with some colleagues

What an Irony! Playing with snow last month

Compare this to Kano in northern Nigeria where I grew up, the weather will in the next five days reach as high as 32 degrees and the lowest it will get is 12.

The heating system in my hostel apartment is equally not helping matters, it turns off on its own whenever the room is warm, but don’t do the same when the room becomes cold.

The cold is getting more and more on my nerves, and I think I need to do something about it fast.

So, to borrow a leaf from ITV’s celebrity show, I’m cold…get me out of here?


However, I can’t get out of here at least for now, because I have about five assignments to work on and submit before 18th of this month.

I spent most of the Xmas and New Year break sleeping, browsing and sleeping again, instead of finishing them.

I realised I was becoming more lazy and sleepy, something I wasn’t used to before.

So I started to search myself to lay the blame where it belongs.

Gosh! I came across an article on the internet on the relationship between the cold weather and sleeping pattern.

The article titled “Weather’s Effects on Adolescent Mood and Sleep Patterns” went ahead to note that “ Both sleep and temperature affect an individual’s mood, therefore our lab group wanted to investigate the correlation between sleep and temperature.

“ From our personal experiences, we noticed that as fall transitioned into winter, the pace of our daily outdoor and physical activities slowed, and we became more lazy and tiresome.

“Our results show that students tend to get more sleep in cold weather than in warm weather.”

Not yet uhuru

Then I came across another article from the BBC which indicates that thousands of people die every year “in England and Wales during an average winter.”

“For each degree the temperature drops lower than average, there are a further excess 8,000 deaths.” I said what?

To add salt to my injury, I checked the weather forecast again, all indication is pointing towards further cold.

So it seems I still have more sleep, sleep and sleep to do while the assignments wait for now till the weather ‘changed for the better.”

How I wish that will be possible!

But for now, I’m cold…Get Me Out of Here!

Written by danmakaranta

January 4, 2010 at 1:38 am

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  1. Don’t worry, the cold won’t kill you, but the assignments…ehrr. Damn it.


    January 4, 2010 at 2:10 am

  2. That explains it all … one of my new year resolutions was to get over this lazyness … lately i’ve been feeling like i wanna pass out any minute … and before i got to this cold country i would sleep for 5/6 hours on average …

    wait till the 18th … we have to celebrate big on that day 🙂 … we’ll get out of here !! out of harrow … if only for the evening :D!!


    January 6, 2010 at 9:08 pm

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