Tuesday 13 December 2022

Draw Your Curtains Before It Gets Dark.

 I have been reading Sky News website today about: How To Keep Warm This Winter.  

I think Sybil Fawlty could have wrote my blog title which I used from their site.



Keep Moving About is another advice tip.

Do people not realise that we have seasons and it is Winter?   Imagine if it was 1947 or 1963 the year I was born?

My staple dinner time meal is 4 slices of Lidl's own sliced bread and their own 69 Cents version of tomato Cuppa Soup.  

Why don't they suggest we should win the Euromillions Lottery and buy a villa in the sun or become an hedgehog and hibernate for the Winter?

17 comments:

  1. To keep warm we should all follow the Finnish method. Build a pine hut up the garden and call it a sauna. Strip off and run up there, not forgetting to toss cold water on the hot coals. A little flagellation with green branches and Bob's your toasty uncle.

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  2. Good idea YP. Or if you want to keep warm Scandinavian style sit down o couch in IKEA and open a can of Carlsberg.

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  3. So Dave, you are one year older than my eldest son.
    I can remember when we had a square of carpet in the middle of the room with floorboards around the edge, the carpet was like a magic one, it used to lift with the draughts, lol , this would have been in the 60's.
    Trouble is that we have had it so good and forgotten what it was like in the past. I'm grateful that I have lived through the best time. No wars and plenty of everything, I fear for the future for the kids now.
    Briony
    x

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  4. I was 59 last week Briony. I can remember when we had frost on the inside of the glass and the outside toilet water froze for three days. I echo your worries for future generations. Thanks.

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    1. Rural NZ was like that in 60s ans 70s. Ice on the inside of single glazing, fireplace in the living room, rest of the house unheated, not a scrap of loft or underfloor insulation. Maybe the frosts weren't as cold🤔 F bought and old weatherboard house when she left home, and when the wind blew, the wallpaper (glued onto stretched hessian) used to slap the walls! We laugh now....

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  5. A cup of soup warms you from the inside out. Perfect for winter!

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  6. I like the suggestion to win the lottery. How exactly does one do that? It's not like we can wait in line and get our turn. Meanwhile, I close the curtains and draw down the blinds as soon as the sun starts heading down, I don't wait for full dark. and I turn the heating on. I'm old and like my comforts.

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  7. Thanks for those NZ memories Tigger. We are a lot less Hardy today. Big houses big bills.

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  8. It would be good to be like the birds River and fly south for the Winter.

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  9. Tigger described perfectly my childhood experiences. Putting my school uniform on top of the blankets at night so I wouldn't have to get out of bed into the freezing bedroom to get dressed in the morning.

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  10. Same here JayCee. First up was best dressed at our house. It was that cold that even the rats wore fur coats.

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  11. All the floors were either lino or floorboards. If it was floorboards there might be a rug. Our slippers were important to us. Hot water bottles and moving fast were also important and mum getting up early to light the range in the kitchen was very important.

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  12. You didn't take no harm Rachel. Your farmhouse sounds like my Irish Grandparents. I always visited in Summer and never experienced the Winters and dark nights. Thanks.

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  13. 1947 was the year that my brother was born, and 1963 was my first year at grammar school. I well remember that winter - we had had an aunt and uncle staying for Christmas, and they caught the last train out of Liverpool Street station in London on Boxing Day back to Stowmarket before the snow closed the station. Where we lived in Sussex we had snow on the ground from Boxing Day until the first week of March, and for most of February the temperature never got above freezing. We were lucky as we had coal fired, but some neighbours with oil fired central heating had real problems with the oil freezing the outside tanks. I've never experienced anything like it since.

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  14. Thanks Will for that. Older people have told me that snopes drifts were so deep and scattered that people had to walk on top of drystone walls to get about.

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