As a Northerner, I am fairly accustomed to Lancaster’s fluctuating weather. Obviously though, many of you aren’t. Luckily for you, we have had a reasonably kind autumn thus far, but it’s doubtful that the weather will stay quite so perky. So, here are a few tips on how to survive the ominous autumn.
Stock up on scarves.
They’re cosy and keep the sharp wind from buffeting your skin so you don’t look like you’ve been scrubbing your neck with a scour for the past 10 minutes. Plus, you can look like this when you reach the warm indoors… oosh.
Get a rain coat.
To say that Lancaster is windy would be an understatement. So much so that I lost count of the amount of umbrellas I went through last autumn. It’s unfortunate, but we can’t all have as much swag as Mary Poppins… but maybe we could come close to this guy?
Buy the biggest boots you can.
You do not want to be the guy who slips on his arse because he’s still wearing flip flops in autumn. Summer’s over, let it go. Invest in some of these bad boys and your shoes will have so much grip you can hardly lift your feet up.
Carry spare socks everywhere.
I really do mean everywhere! I swear I stood in a puddle in the library last year. Make people think you’re untouchable and strut straight through the rainwater (and then rush to the toilet and feel the fluffy material on your damp toes).
Sandwich season is over. It’s time to enjoy some delicious cream of tomato soup. You can grab some liquid gold at nearly any eatery on campus and feel warm from the inside out. It’s a definite must.