I’m noticing lately that my personal central heating system has definitely changed over the years that I’ve been here. Today it’s been around 24 degrees, but I still needed to keep my cardigan on top of my t-shirt whereas even some Italians had just a t-shirt on top. Isn't it supposed to be the other way round - me hot, them cold?
When I see tourists in shorts and t-shirts before July I wonder “Aren’t they chilly?” I never considered myself as someone who felt the cold before, it’s more just a consequence of being in a generally warmer climate for a long period I think.
I’ve been asked many times by Italians why English people go out at night when it’s nearly freezing with no coat on. My only explanation is that the alcohol warms them up but to be honest it’s a mystery even to me. Maybe they don’t have nice coats. Boh. I love to wrap up when it’s cold.