Contrary to popular opinion, I think Scotland is the absolute bees knees and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else (well, except maybe Ireland). Yes, it’s cold, wet and dark pretty much 97% of the time and yes, the majority of people suffer from SAD, Alcoholism and/or Obesity, but that’s WHY it’s so special.
Like, think of Gran Canaria or Florida or California or somewhere else like these places. They’re beautiful, sunny, sparkling, they have bright flowers and warmth, and you’re able to sit out at night without it being necessary to be absolutely TRASHED. I mean, all of this is great for two, three, maybe even four weeks, but imagine living in these places FOREVER. God, it’d be hell. Your legs would constantly have to be shaved, you’d always feel guilty for not being out in the sunshine, you could probably NEVER have a duvet day, and you’d have to work/shop for food/go to the post office in horrendous heat. But what’s even worse, the sun, warmth and general loveliness would become the norm.
You see, I think it’s important to live in places like Scotland so that you actually get to experience a holiday. When Scottish people go on holiday, they NEVER take the sun for granted. Until maybe at the end when their skin’s all blistered and sore, and they’re dying to get back to the wind, rain, hail, and snow. But for the majority of the time, they’ll be filled up with bubbly, champagney, fizzy happiness at it all.
Although, thinking about it, I guess it’s possible that the people who live in Gran Canaria, Florida and California view Scotland as a holiday resort – that they get off the plane to be met with a wind that could freeze ice, and rain that could kill a ox, and go “Aaaaah, isn’t that refreshing?”
Doubtful, but it is possible.