I’m aiming to make a mortgage capital repayment on September’s pay day so I’m conscious of money. I’m going to make sure I use as little of everything this month. As little food, energy, water, diesel etc. I’ve already set myself the target to spend no money on anything by food and transport for the rest of the month.
As will all British Septembers, it can be warm on minute and chilly the next. I’m going to do everything I can to not put the heating on at all, for as long as possible. That’s perfectly OK if you’re moving around and keeping busy, but I’ve spent almost all of today working at my desk. After a while, I can feel myself seizing up from the cold. The only answer is to wrap up. Sleeveless tops, cami’s or vests are one solution. After all, no one can see me! Then a tee shirt. This keeps summer clothes in use………as extra layers. A fleece top is light, easy to find in jumbles or charity shops or cheap enough from shops like Primarni! My £5 Matalan blanket gets used a lot, over chairs to snuggle under whilst watching TV (add hot water bottle when it gets really cold!).
The greatest addition I’ve added recently are the beautiful wrist warmers that Foster Mummy made for me. I can type, knit, read, blog, mark books and plan lessons in them. it gets really cold where I work too, so when I’m sat there working in the evenings after the heating has gone off, I can sit and mark books and stay warmer.
The bright red blanket lives on my office chair, unfortunately……….so does my cat! Closer inspection will find evidence of that! Other than just you, no one will see me. I’m going to do a thorough stock check tomorrow, some menu planning and then a clear out of all ‘in date’ food, as there’s now a permanent collection point for ‘Foodbank’ in my town! Does anyone else have a foodbank collection in their area? Can you spare a carton of UHT milk or box of cereals?
Any way, back to staying warm. Sometimes, you have to do what you have to do when you’re confined to being sat in one room. Whilst I’m young and healthy, I can easily live with very little heating and it’s warm enough where I’m sitting tonight.
Love Froogs xxxx