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Moved back from Canada to Poland:). Here are the reasons why.

FUZZYWICKETS Threads: 8
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  ♂   Jan 2, 2012, 06:33pm  #

Olaf:
Can you count properly?


By mid september you can forget about t-shirts and by october, winter jackets. you will not get relief from this till May and I've seen some cold, crummy May's.

October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May. that's 8. if we cut off half of October and half of May, we've still got 7 and you surely will not be able to cut below 6.

Half a year of shite weather in Poland. Prosze bardzo.

a.k.:
I'm curious what are the "little things", which questioning about you avoided so much.


The best way to satisfy your curiosity would be to come live and work in the USA, Toronto, Vancouver....and then move back to Poland. After a few months of being asked questions about the USA/Canada, you'd understand.

Until then, why would I subject myself again to something I just said I always tried to avoid?

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  ♂   Edited by: JonnyM  Jan 2, 2012, 06:37pm  #

FUZZYWICKETS:
By mid september you can forget about t-shirts and by october, winter jackets. you will not get relief from this till May and I've seen some cold, crummy May's.

I've worn light jackets until early November and tee-shirts from early April. Not every year, but most. This year seems quite mild.

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  ♂   Jan 2, 2012, 06:40pm  #

JonnyM:
This year seems quite mild.

Plus eight in Warsaw today!

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  ♂  :-( Jan 2, 2012, 06:42pm  #

FUZZYWICKETS:
Indeed. And it's 6 months long. Half your life in Poland, you walk outside and go, "this sucks".


Maybe you do, but other people enjoy the sunny, wintery days. I like the fact that Poland has proper seasons, that you can go skiing every year without fail in Poland, that you can sunbathe every year without fail - all in all, the weather is pretty decent.

Olaf:
Can you count properly? Look at the weather now, It's 2nd January and it's not winter still. It is unusual, but anyway real winter comes usually sometime in December and lasts till end of March. This is about 3 and a half months...


It's really warm today - up to 8c at one point.

FUZZYWICKETS:
By mid september you can forget about t-shirts and by october, winter jackets. you will not get relief from this till May and I've seen some cold, crummy May's.


Winter jackets in October?! No way. Perhaps you're just too sensitive to the cold, but my winter jacket didn't get broken out until mid-November this year.

October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May. that's 8. if we cut off half of October and half of May, we've still got 7 and you surely will not be able to cut below 6.

April and May are normally quite warm in Poland. Heck, we were having picnics last year in late April in the sunshine.

JonnyM:
I've worn light jackets until early November and tee-shirts from early April. Not every year, but most. This year seems quite mild.


Likewise.

I wonder what country he was living in, I really do.

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  ♂   Jan 2, 2012, 07:18pm  #

Winter in Poznan always drove me nuts as the temperature seemed to hover around 0C, so when it would snow the snow would melt and make this soupy dirty mess.

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  ♀   Edited by: f stop  Jan 2, 2012, 07:25pm  #

Delph, to me the weather was just about the worst aspect of Poland. Besides the fact that I hate cold, there were years when the for the remaining 3 months of summer, it RAINED!
Here is something more my speed, taken couple of days ago, (just to mess with you ;)) :
Christmas

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  ♀   Jan 2, 2012, 07:40pm  #

Same here. The one reason I'm still in the US is the weather. When I was living in Poland I was sick or semi sick from late October to early April.

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  ♂   Jan 2, 2012, 09:21pm  #

Marynka11:
When I was living in Poland I was sick or semi sick from late October to early April.


a lot of people here do seem to suffer from colds in that period.

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  ♂   Edited by: FUZZYWICKETS  Jan 3, 2012, 01:07am  #

delphiandomine:
Winter jackets in October?! No way.


if you're referring to the hours between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.......it doesn't count.

delphiandomine:
I wonder what country he was living in, I really do.


Then you must be also wondering what country these people live/lived in as well:

patrick:
Winter in Poznan always drove me nuts as the temperature seemed to hover around 0C, so when it would snow the snow would melt and make this soupy dirty mess.


f stop:
Delph, to me the weather was just about the worst aspect of Poland.


Marynka11:
The one reason I'm still in the US is the weather. When I was living in Poland I was sick or semi sick from late October to early April.


aphrodisiac:
Polish winter sucks by any means. If there is snow- it sucks, if there is no snow is sucks too. It is dark when I leave for work and dark when I come home.


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  ♂   Jan 3, 2012, 04:27am  #

Marynka11:
Same here. The one reason I'm still in the US is the weather. When I was living in Poland I was sick or semi sick from late October to early April.


Ah, but the weather in the U.S. can be unpredictable and violent.

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  ♀   Jan 4, 2012, 01:57am  #

Meathead:

Ah, but the weather in the U.S. can be unpredictable and violent.

I'm fine with unpredictable and violent. It's the low temperatures for an extended amount of time I can't deal with. For example it's very cold here today and tomorrow, but the forecast says 12 C for Saturday. I hate winter in NJ as well, but it's easier to get through.

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  ♂   Edited by: FUZZYWICKETS  Jan 4, 2012, 11:47am  #

Marynka11:
I'm fine with unpredictable and violent. It's the low temperatures for an extended amount of time I can't deal with. For example it's very cold here today and tomorrow, but the forecast says 12 C for Saturday. I hate winter in NJ as well, but it's easier to get through.


yep.

even when winters in NJ are just as cold with just as much snow and just as much ice, it's still simply easier to get through than in Poland.

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  ♀   Jan 4, 2012, 12:10pm  #

Even in Canada where the wind chill can reach -45 C it is easier to deal with because the daylight hours are longer there in the winter than in Poland. The sun will still be shining at -20 C. In Poland at around November it gets really grey and dark and dreary and the sun doesn't shine til March.

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  ♂   Jan 4, 2012, 12:42pm  #

SO you lost you job ran out of money and thought you could live easier in poland

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  ♀   Edited by: aphrodisiac  Jan 7, 2012, 05:31pm  #

pip:
Even in Canada where the wind chill can reach -45 C it is easier to deal with because the daylight hours are longer there in the winter than in Poland. The sun will still be shining at -20 C. In Poland at around November it gets really grey and dark and dreary and the sun doesn't shine til March.

true, but the day is getting longer here:)
can't be arsed to answer to other comments about the weather in Poland. Pip knows what I am talking about:)

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  ♀   Jan 7, 2012, 05:49pm  #

Thanks God I live in Poland , we have + 2 right now , mainly sunny throughout December , , but still for some it is to hard to live here , hahahahaha . Get back to Yukon , dear .

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  ♀   Jan 7, 2012, 05:50pm  #

polmed:
Thanks God I live in Poland , we have + 2 right now , mainly sunny throughout December , , but still for some it is to hard to live here , hahahahaha . Get back to Yukon , dear .

grow up, will yah........it is like talking to a child.

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  ♂   Edited by: FlaglessPole  Jan 7, 2012, 06:55pm  #

Bless, Moania popped by to say how much better Poland is than Canada, unexpected..?

aphrodisiac:
it is like talking to a child
Child... hmm you're right... it's actually a brilliant way of describing someone who's aged with fvck-all grace :D

P.S sorry Aphro I need to cuddle that fuming mini Lord Sith inside of me from time to time and what better place than PF, but I'm nice on FB :)

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  ♀   Jan 7, 2012, 08:14pm  #

no she knows everything about canada as she stayed for two weeks with her auntie in toronto.
i have noticed the days are getting longer. just a few weeks ago it was dark when i closed my shop at 4 pm, now it is still light out. i really enjoy the long daylight hours in the summer- particularly on the baltic.

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  ♀   Edited by: aphrodisiac  Jan 7, 2012, 09:15pm  #

FlaglessPole:
but I'm nice on FB :)

well, I am the other way around; a real hell to deal on FB lol


pip:
i have noticed the days are getting longer. just a few weeks ago it was dark when i closed my shop at 4 pm, now it is still light out. i really enjoy the long daylight hours in the summer- particularly on the baltic.

aha, Baltic coast is nice, but I will be spending my summer on the Greek coast this year - feta cheese i must say;).
I am hoping not to bump onto southern though;(

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  ♀   Jan 7, 2012, 09:23pm  #

aphrodisiac:
aha, Baltic coast is nice, but I will be spending my summer on the Greek coast this year - feta cheese i must say;).
I am hoping not to bump onto southern though;(


I am so jealous.

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  ♂   Jan 7, 2012, 09:26pm  #

aphrodisiac:
I am hoping not to bump onto southern though;(


You hope.

aphrodisiac:
spending my summer on the Greek coast this year - feta cheese i must say;).


Try Dodoni feta although non commercial one is the best.What kind of coasts do you like?Sand or rocks?Small or big islands?There is sth here for every taste.

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  ♀   Jan 7, 2012, 09:40pm  #

pip:
I am so jealous.

well, nothing to be jealous of yet:). It is gonna be hot. I will report from the site about the Greek crisis;)
southern:
You hope.

well;), I am sure I will bump into another southern :)

southern:
Try Dodoni feta although non commercial one is the best.

will do:)

I will be travelling a bit around the mainland and then spent some time in Evia, a big island I presume.

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  ♀   Jan 7, 2012, 09:43pm  #

aphrodisiac:
and then spent some time in Evia, a big island I presume.

oh nice, my first English teaching job was in Evia (poor Greek kids), have a great time.
How will you recognise Southern?
Will he be surrounded by a herd of giggling Polki?

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  ♀   Edited by: aphrodisiac  Jan 7, 2012, 09:48pm  #

rozumiemnic:
oh nice, my first English teaching job was in Evia (poor Greek kids), have a great time.

really? How is the Island? interesting?
rozumiemnic:
How will you recognise Southern?
Will he be surrounded by a herd of giggling Polki?

I will, that is all you have to know;)


PS>I am a moody poster, so if I did not reply to some, please wait until I am in a mood.



as for the undersexed Berlin tour guide- he is gonna get it.

PSS. it is Ukrainian x-mas today, so I am off. Next week there is the Ukrainian New Years Eve and the big dance, so I will be attending and reporting the outcome - hold your breath.

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  ♀   Jan 7, 2012, 10:05pm  #

aphrodisiac:
really? How is the Island? interesting?

I spent most of my time in the capital, Halkida. It was a good time, with a great seafront for sitting around drinking frappe.
I was there in the winter with only a drunken Scot for company so I got really good at backgammon and finding cheap bars.
The island is very big........with plenty of beaches and places to go....
There's a port where you can take a ferry to some smaller islands....called Kimi I think.

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  ♂   Edited by: southern  Jan 7, 2012, 10:12pm  #

Kimi is a city of Evoia.It is not the best island.I would advise Rhodos,Samos,Corfu,Kreta,Mykonos or smaller islands like Santorini,Zakynthos.Or just follow the common slavic destinations Paralia Katerini,Leptokarya,Skiathos island places full of nice Poles,Czechs and Serbs.

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  ♀   Jan 7, 2012, 10:35pm  #

FlaglessPole:
Child... hmm you're right... it's actually a brilliant way of describing someone who's aged with fvck-all grace :D


What an in depth conclusion.

You know Flagless I am still young , but I think if you claim something opposite it may indicate that you may suffer from SPS :D.

http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=24026

Depression, hopelessness, cognitive rigidity, suicidality,.These men are angry. They are angry with themselves (expressed as self hatred and depression), and with women.


Going back to the topic :
it needs to be insane to claim that dealing with -45 ᴼ C is easier than living in Poland with average temperatures circulating around -6 in the winter time. Additionally there is no wind chill factor here as it is in Canada with its vast plains stretching on the northern part of the entire country.

http://www.ec.gc.ca/meteo-weather/default.asp?lang=n&n=5FBF816A-1

Canadians are well aware of how much misery the wind chill can add to an already frigid day in winter. Knowing the wind chill is in fact an essential part of Canada’s weather forecasts, as it provides everyone with the knowledge they need in order to stay safe in our worst weather.
For example, if the wind chill is -20 while the outside temperature is only -10C, it means that your face will feel as cold as if it was a calm day (no wind) with a temperature of -20 C.
A recent survey indicated that 82 per cent of Canadians use wind chill information to decide how to dress before going outside in the winter. Many groups and organizations also use the wind chill index to regulate their outdoor activities.
In Toronto it is so cold in the wintertime that it is almost unbearable to take a walk in the park the wind chills the temperature more than 10 degrees down.

So if you compare our climate it is far better to live here than in Canada.

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  ♂   Jan 7, 2012, 10:47pm  #

polmed:
So if you compare our climate it is far better to live here than in Canada.

What happens if you prefer one of the Canadian climates?

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  ♂   Jan 7, 2012, 10:59pm  #

polmed:
Depression, hopelessness, cognitive rigidity, suicidality,.These men are angry. They are angry with themselves (expressed as self hatred and depression), and with women.

What a stupid thing to come out with...
polmed:
Canadians are well aware of how much misery the wind chill can add to an already frigid day in winter.

When was the last time you lived in Canada?
polmed:
A recent survey indicated that 82 per cent of Canadians use wind chill information to decide how to dress before going outside in the winter.

That's normal in any country.
polmed:
In Toronto it is so cold in the wintertime that it is almost unbearable to take a walk in the park the wind chills the temperature more than 10 degrees down.

Last winter I was in Poland it was -18c, and with strong winds. So what's your point?



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