Monday, 5 December 2011


We had a considerable frost this morning, de-icer just doesnt cut it, you need a scraper and plenty of elbow grease. It appears that winter has finally stepped in through the door and made itself comfortable. We are managing at the moment to have the heating on for an hour in the morning and a hour in the evening. Even when it has gone off, the house remains warm for at least an hour afterwards. I suspect that if the weather becomes colder, then we will have to have the heating on for longer. Last year, I was turning the heating on without thinking about the impact on the cost/bill. I hoping this year, it will be a lot less! Bar a couple of bits, I have got all our christmas presents and these have all been either second-hand or the best deal I can find. We have slashed our budget for christmas presents, which I'm really pleased about.


  1. Winter has definitely moved in here too. We have wood and coal, and I too have got to cut down on lasts years bills, they were so much! We have been away for the weekend, and having no heating to leave on, when we returned very late last night, the house was so cold you could see your breath! Well done on being thrifty with Christmas pressies, its a jolly expensive time of year, but you can save a lot by shopping around and buying pre-loved. I personally love Ebay and always buy the children bits from there second hand. You get a lot more for your money that way. Hope you have a lovely week, and thankyou for your kind comments on my blog xx

  2. Umm, managed without heating at the moment but I'm sitting here at 4.20 with my hands freezing, gas fire downstairs on at no 1, hardly making any heat.

    Think I will have to have to succumb as a gas fire doesn't seem to give out as much heat as a real fire or wood burner.

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  4. just catching up on blogs, a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Josie x