This week my parents arrived from Australia to see how they feel about the UK. It was good planning as they left in summer (40 degrees) and landed in winter (-3 degrees). It was noticeably colder!
Jet lag is a cruel beast and certainly takes it toll on even the most robust. The flight from Australia is a brutal thing with over 22 hours of flying, stopping off in Asia and not something I’ve wanted to do from the UK.
It takes time to transition, from summer to winter, from a different time zone and from a different culture.
I remember how I felt homesick when I arrived from LA and cried on my first night. Still things always look better with sleep, food and central heating.