Grey-t Britain

The first thing that shocks tourists and visiting family more than anything about Great Britain is the greyness.

When it’s overcast, (and it is more often not), the air is sucked out of the nations lungs. Later they get bummed out by the bleakness of our cities, our surly shop staff and the fact that most of what they’ve seen about London on TV is a lie and really most of our capital city is a concrete and brick slave plantation with paper chains and fields of Sainsburys and Tescos and chain shops.

But it’s the greyness. The enveloping colourless miasma that we breath and swim in. We are born in colour and live in grey and die in the dark.

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3 thoughts on “Grey-t Britain

  1. My daughter and I were just talking about this last night. We visited for the first time in May and the bleakness stood out in our minds. It was so cold and rained like 10 times a day. I think I had every piece of clothes on thst was in my suitcase! I wished beyond all wishes I had a rain jacket with a hood, the umbrella just didn’t cut it. The weird thing is Paris and Germany were sunny and warm. It’s still a cool place to visit though, I love the depth of history, the states have nothing like than- haven’t been around long enough. I also loved the churches. So beautiful.

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  2. My friend wr have a dark grey season from November till February. It’s bad enough to see little of the Sun, but the cold is far worse. I love the ‘live in grey and die in the dark’ line

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