It’s that time of year again! The nights are drawing in and there is a chill about the house. I’ve a cupboard full of charity shop blankets and soon they will be draped over the backs of chairs so we can wrap ourselves up in them.
Funnily enough, I have fluffy slippers just like these. I have plenty of warm thick socks too. I’m wearing the thick socks, fluffy slippers and I have a hot water bottle wedged between my back and my office chair.
All the Hissing Sids (remember him? I thought his defence was dubious!) are in place to stop the draughts. We’ll finalise the pre-winter wrap up this weekend by cutting down an old curtain pole and reinstating it over the front door to stop the warmth escaping by hanging a very thick door curtain.
It seems extreme, but we more than halved our energy bills. It’s simple enough to do this. Wear more, keep wrapped up, drink hot drinks, use hot water bottles. We also use our south facing house to warm us; we make sure the curtains are open wide and that we retain the warmth in the evening with good insulation.