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Edward

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Funny the difference in the comfortable temperature range for folk, I baked in my ELC Irvin except for the very coldest weather, so some years it only went out a handful of times. I thought about a B-3 from Eastmans a couple of years back but they advised me against it given I had to chop the Irvin in for a D-1...

I think as I get older I've inherited my mother's ability to feel the cold - though I've never come home and kept my coat on for an hour until after dinner, to be fair... I'm currently carrying about three stone more than I'd like to, and I definitely find I run hotter than I will again when I've dropped that, which is interesting. In Summer of 04 I dropped to nine and a half stone (about half my current weight), and I remember sitting in an air-conditioned pub shivering, with a coat on!
 

Sloan1874

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I think as I get older I've inherited my mother's ability to feel the cold - though I've never come home and kept my coat on for an hour until after dinner, to be fair... I'm currently carrying about three stone more than I'd like to, and I definitely find I run hotter than I will again when I've dropped that, which is interesting. In Summer of 04 I dropped to nine and a half stone (about half my current weight), and I remember sitting in an air-conditioned pub shivering, with a coat on!

Back in the day, the cold never bothered me. It was only when I started working as a reporter that the cold became I thing. I spent so much time door stepping people on stories in just the worst weather you can imagine. The absolute rock bottom was in November, 2013, covering a helicopter crash in the city. It had come down on top of a pub that was right next to the River Clyde, so we had to stand around for hours with the biting cold just rolling off the water, interspersed with sleet and rain. Even wearing a three-quarter length Crombie great coat, scarf, hat and gloves, the cold just cut through. It took an age to shake the chill from my bones afterwards, it was the point where I started to think that I'd had enough of reporting and that I seriously needed to look at getting an Irvin...
 

BotanPhotography

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Back in the day, the cold never bothered me. It was only when I started working as a reporter that the cold became I thing. I spent so much time door stepping people on stories in just the worst weather you can imagine. The absolute rock bottom was in November, 2013, covering a helicopter crash in the city. It had come down on top of a pub that was right next to the River Clyde, so we had to stand around for hours with the biting cold just rolling off the water, interspersed with sleet and rain. Even wearing a three-quarter length Crombie great coat, scarf, hat and gloves, the cold just cut through. It took an age to shake the chill from my bones afterwards, it was the point where I started to think that I'd had enough of reporting and that I seriously needed to look at getting an Irvin...
Thats so interesting, it’s one of those things that you never think about unless you are in the industry. I can definitely say I’ve never thought of that issue, especially because on television the journalists always seem to be there at the right time, so you dont imagine the “standing around” bit at all
 

Edward

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Back in the day, the cold never bothered me. It was only when I started working as a reporter that the cold became I thing. I spent so much time door stepping people on stories in just the worst weather you can imagine. The absolute rock bottom was in November, 2013, covering a helicopter crash in the city. It had come down on top of a pub that was right next to the River Clyde, so we had to stand around for hours with the biting cold just rolling off the water, interspersed with sleet and rain. Even wearing a three-quarter length Crombie great coat, scarf, hat and gloves, the cold just cut through. It took an age to shake the chill from my bones afterwards, it was the point where I started to think that I'd had enough of reporting and that I seriously needed to look at getting an Irvin...

I remember that crash well. When Emma and I were up in Glasgow the following July, the wreckage of the pub was still there - I remember it being pointed out on the bus tour, I suppose because it had made international news at the time. Was the pub itself renovated after that? I think I remember there was a lot of debate about what was going to happen the site.

Spending a lot of time outside definitely makes the difference. This Winter, I've ben outside so little and so rarely, that I've mostly worn a light denim jacket just to run over the road to the shop. I'd soon feel the cold, though, if we were able to spend the afternoon out in Vicky Park with the dog, I'd very soon feel the need of something heavier! As of normal, with not driving and preferring to walk places in London when I can rather than take the tube for two stops, I probably do notice it more than anyone who drives or just takes the tube everywhere. Fortunately, when it comes to be out at all hours for work, that only happens when I travel, which is *mostly* in the warmer months. Hopefully that'll be back to normal in 21/22!
 

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