This time of year resounds with sharply indrawn breaths, chattering teeth, and cries of “it’s a bit chilly!”. I for one struggle to drag myself from my warm bed, and the walk to work is an exercise in determination.
We are now past the shortest day, so in theory it’s all uphill from here – but as weather records show, it is usually as cold (if not colder) in July and August as in June (scroll to the bottom of the page for historical data). I apologise for the bad news…
A warm jersey, a hot cup of tea (or coffee, or chocolate, or blackcurrant), a good book or movie, and something comforting for dinner can go a long way to make up for the rain, frost, and (lack of) snow. To achieve this, try some of these library resources:
For the jersey (although this may take until next winter):
For the tea (or coffee):
For the book or movie:
You will, of course, be studying hard – either for exams or for the start of semester two. Won’t you?
If you are lucky enough to have a break, the Books & Authors database has some good recommendations and background information on books new and old.
For the comforting meal:
And remember: our libraries are open their usual hours over the semester break. Come in and see us – it’s nice and warm.