This winter just drags on with chilliness. I love a frosty morning but these cold evenings and nights need a bit of clever thriftiness. We have our little wood stove that keeps our living room warm and cosy as well as drying our laundry. We have lots of other ways of keeping warm on the cheap.
We always close our curtains, even though we have double glazing as it provides extra insulation and we have extra thick linings in our curtains. As we have a wood stove, we lave the lounge door open, close the dining room door and the heat circulates upstairs. Once that’s warm enough, we open the dining room door and move the warmth around the house. It means one little stove can keep the house warm. Notice I said warm, it’s not a house where you can sit around barefoot so wrap up if you come and visit.
We keep our bedroom cool and warm our bed with hot water bottles and keep ourselves warm with home made quilts. Talking about quilts, we have a few around the lounge to throw over ourselves when the fire dies down. It’s amazing how a quilt and a mug of hot chocolate can warm us.
When I get in from work, I wrap up with a thick fleece, slippers and socks and were quite cosy until the fire gets going. It’s a bit chilly in the mornings but we’re up, washed dressed and out within no time at all.
It’s lovely and warm here tonight. I hope you’re all keeping warm.
Love Froogs xx