How to stop your South African bones from freezing when visiting England for Christmas

I was bussing back from visiting some friends in Market Harborough to my boyfriend’s sister in Milton Keynes. By this point I had gotten used to everything having heating indoors, and didn’t realise there wasn’t any on the bus.

As I stepped off for a short 10-minute walk to the sweet embrace of warmth, the Arctic wind that smashed into me suddenly amplified my cold body, screaming for the African sun.

By the time I made it indoors, I was shivering like a Chihuahua with no body temperature. I was coddled onto the couch and wrapped in a million blankets, wondering why anyone comes to England over Christmas.

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England was never extremely high on my list of top travel destinations, mostly because…

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