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Post by Jaded Green on 29th November 2010, 10:33 pm

Finally, we've got round to putting up the curtain over the front door. I am sure it is warmer already.

I'm also looking for jumpers that are long enough NOT to ride up round my waist and leave a cold gap. I thought mot of mine were long enough until it got really cold!

And Miss JG and I sit in front of the TV with rugs over us. The girls own "slankets" - blankets with sleeves.

What's everyone else doing to keep warm?
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Post by Compostwoman on 29th November 2010, 11:24 pm

Socks, several pairs.

Layers of clothes so you can take off, put on as needed.

Fingerless gloves. I find my hands get cold when the rest of me is fine so I have a couple of pairs around for this situation.

A thermos by the kettle to take boiling water for making hot drinks where it does not need boiling water, or for use to make hen layer pellet mash, defrost drinkers etc ....saves using a bit of energy to get fresh hot water...

but not to be used for tea!!!!
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Post by Chilli-head on 29th November 2010, 11:27 pm

Stove burned more enthusiastically than expected. I'm in a t-shirt Embarassed
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Post by Compostwoman on 29th November 2010, 11:36 pm

Embarassed

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Post by polgara on 29th November 2010, 11:48 pm

Long johns are warmer than tights, also lots of layers & a wooly hat

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Post by Chilli-head on 30th November 2010, 10:13 am

Compostwoman wrote: Embarassed

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Took me a little while to get it ... Laughing
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Post by Compostwoman on 30th November 2010, 10:43 am

Well considering what you said you were wearing I thought it appropriate whistle2
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Post by Aberlemno on 30th November 2010, 11:55 am

??? Too old to decipher initials!

I am busy making window panels from a bolt of woollen material I was given (upholstery stuff), and it really reflects the cold air back away from the room. We have a lot of windows though.

Long johns on hold until I go out for some exercise. Meanwhile, the heavy door curtain I made last year is earning its keep, as is the £1 feather eiderdown on our bed.
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Post by Compostwoman on 30th November 2010, 12:30 pm

Been there done that got the t shirt.... Very Happy
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Post by mark barker on 30th November 2010, 2:08 pm

I guess I'm quite lucky, I'm one of those warm people... Its rare that I feel the need to put a jumper on indoors, even though everyone around will be wearing woolies!

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Post by Dandelion on 30th November 2010, 7:42 pm

MrD has made secondary double glazing for the sash windows which keeps the draughts out and the heat in. He put the last two panels back up at the weekend (I like fresh air, so until it's very cold I like to have a few openable windows.)

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Post by Guest on 2nd December 2010, 4:47 pm

When we sit down in the evening (or writing on the forum!) it has to be snuggling into alpaca poncho/shawls - mandatory clothing item; plus blankets from the backs of the sofa...
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Post by budburst12 on 7th December 2010, 7:59 pm

Leggings under trousers and two pairs of socks. Love my blanket on the sofa so much I keep it there year round now, but it's this time of year I appreciate it the most.

We've fitted tin foil behind our radiators to reflect the heat back into the room (this works really nicely, so long as you do it on radiators on external walls, rather than internal walls).

We fitted draught proofing strips to our doors and windows a couple of years ago and that made quite a difference.

And we fitted reflective bubble wrap type insulation to the attic side of our attic door after looking round the house using an infra red camera, which revealed a massive cold patch over here - makes sense as the ceiling under the attic is insulated but the roof above it isn't, so the door was acting like a big hole to let all the warm air out.

But it's difficult keeping this place warm - we live in a barn conversion with very high ceilings. One day we'll get the roof properly insulated, but it's going to be a big job.
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Post by Compostwoman on 7th December 2010, 8:02 pm

Trust me BB, it is!

Took an entire summer holiday from school to do ours , in 2009. But oh so worth it!
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