21 Things You'll Only Get If You're From A Hot Country And Live In Scotland
You'll never take summer for granted again.
Despite all the evidence to the contrary, you refuse to accept that midges can be as bad as mosquitoes.
You expect a sparkling loch on a boiling hot day to feel as inviting as it looks.
And your first swim in a public pool freaks you out because it’s got a roof and smells like a chemistry lab.
You still expect to find huge, fuck-off insects lurking behind every picture, and in every corner.
And it's a revelation to find that you can skip around in the countryside without a care in the world.
Your new Scottish friends expect you to be the one who rescues spiders from the bath.
You miss the smell of rain on hot earth so much it hurts.
And the rain reduces you to tears for other reasons too.
You relate far too hard to animals from hot countries in cold Scottish zoos.
But it's a thrill to meet real Scottish wildlife that you've only seen on postcards in the past.
And you actually get to play with snow on a regular basis.
You also discover how heartbreakingly beautiful Scotland can be in winter.
You used to think that a few more layers of your normal clothing was all you needed in winter.
And you truly appreciate duvets for the first time in your life.
But the cold isn't the worst thing; it's the wind that really pisses you off.
You think icy ground looks really pretty from a distance.
You spend so long in botanical gardens' hot houses that people start thinking you work there.
Your relatives don't believe you about the weather.
You get a bit addicted to ceilidhs.
You also learn the joys of a cosy pub on a cold day.
And you finally realise that you've fallen deeply and completely in love with your adoptive home.
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