The freak snowstorms of early March are now a fading memory, and something that can honestly be called spring is blooming. Daylight savings time is now in effect, the days are longer, and begin to be pleasantly warm.
In fact, the government has decreed a day when it is officially warm enough and central heating systems must be shut down. It’s not phrased like that of course, but what else can it mean? Before this date, you can use your heater, afterwards, you can’t. Naturally, this is done with good intentions – to reduce pollution and energy consumption, but it seems odd they couldn’t find a better way to create incentives or rules, and just picked a day. When asking around for information about this law, my friends also informed me that it is illegal to heat your home to a temperature of more than 20 degrees celsius!