- NE London - UK
26°C at the moment
I was down with wife in the Big Smoke yesterday, flying trip down on the train and back - can confirm the uncomfortable stickiness that it was! Very glad when we got back on the train that we somehow lucked upon a carriage with excellent working AC!I am down "in that London" again and the heat yesterday evening was just unbearable. I am in a "trendy" hotel just off Piccadilly Circus. It is terrible though the aircon works brilliantly so just this once I will let it go. It is a sort of Japanese Sushi bar themed place with "Cocoons instead of rooms and they are sparse as in there is nothing in the room, no kettle (had to go out to get coffee, without which my day cannot begin) and no iron so hopefully my shirt is without that Crisp Packet look when I get it out.
Shocking really but in the heat the aircon is so very welcome. I have stayed in plenty of places down here where they haven't even considered aircon let alone installed it. I just know I am going to be a wet rag the second I walk outside which is really unhelpful. I can guarantee the office I am going to will have aircon though as it is populated by govt. ministers so will be full on climate controlled.
Excellent air con in first class, always is. Ham n Cheese toasties today's offering. We will see when it arrives.I was down with wife in the Big Smoke yesterday, flying trip down on the train and back - can confirm the uncomfortable stickiness that it was! Very glad when we got back on the train that we somehow lucked upon a carriage with excellent working AC!
Timely discussion, as I just fixed our small window-mount air conditioner yesterday (it just needed the filter to be cleaned). However, we only use it two or three days each year, since we're spoiled by the great summer weather here in Maine. We have some wildly disparate climate areas here in the US, and we've lived in some of the hottest parts of the Southwest, but we've been in Maine at the northeast corner of the country for over 15 years now, and IMHO summer weather doesn't get much better. Here are some summer averages for Brunswick, Maine, rounded off to the nearest degree:I stopped complaining about UK summer warmth when I spent time working in the USA - when its 110 outside, and you walk into a flat roofed plant with no air con, no air flow, full of heat producing machines as well as a whacking great conveyor oven . . .