Thursday, 1 December 2022

Cold

 It is a very cold day with no sun to warm us up.  I read The Times (did a few mind games again) and made a cup of hot choc.  I drank it, fell asleep and woke up at lunch time very cold in spite of the heating being on.

It is one of those very still and quiet 'nothing' days and I try very hard not to put the TV on on these sort of days (not difficult at the moment as my interest in football is nil)(sorry Rachel).

There is not  a breath of wind and now that my son has taken the last of my garden rubbish (lawn clippings) to the tip everywhere looks pristine.   I must say we have an absolutely excellent collection service here.   Once a fortnight we have collection of black bin rubbish - all the   usual household stuff and the other recyclables.. Then for an extra £25 a season (April through November) we can have a green bin for garden rubbish.  I wish I had somewhere for a compost heap but as my garden is  'layered' up steep steps it would be of no help to  wild life (hedgehogs) and now I can't climb the steps no help to me either.

My fingers are frozen with typing so off I go to make a cup of tea.   Wish you could join me.

28 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

We are in a run of gloomy, windless, grey, damp and cold days down here on Sheppey with it dark by almost 4.15.
You certainly live in an enviable area - superb social services, GP and NHS attention and now superb bin collections. Been waiting for a postal delivery for two days but of course, they're on strike like half the country.

JayCee said...

Perhaps Santa will bring you some special typing gloves?

jinxxxygirl said...

I'am joining you with my cup of coffee Pat. Cold here too but interspersed with wonderful days in the 70's F .. Really the best of both worlds.. So i really cannot complain here.. I'am about to decorate my house for Christmas.. Sometimes a chore.. but once i get started i enjoy it.. Its like visiting with old friends.. Christmas cards are mailed out.. I have one package left to mail out so really i'm ahead of the game.. Take care dear Pat.. and stay warm. A card is on its way to you.. Hugs! debs

Barbara Anne said...

I hear you about being cold because I am almost always cold. DH has long told me it proves I'm not a reptile because I am colder than my environment!
The family got me a pair of gloves that leave my fingertips exposed but there is a small "hood" that can be stretched into place to cover my fingertips. Lovely. I recommend heavy tights or wool knee socks and layers of cozy clothes.

Hugs!

angryparsnip said...

Goodness I feel somewhat like you do today. Everything I try to do seems to meet with roadblocks. My mind id full of ideas and things I just want to try. Maybe it is the Christmas season or just winter I seem to be at a lost.
Energy levels are much to low.
Gud Dugs and/or one who is very naughty send lots of woofs
cheers

Hazel said...

I was just going to say that maybe some fingerless gloves might be helpful in the house. I've got cold hands permanently and they are a godsend for me in the winter.

Regina M. said...

We are with you in spirit - definitely. It is frigid and very windy here in Maine. This year is the first time that I'm cold most of the time. As I sleep under my blanket and my beautiful afghan, I just can't seem to get my feet warm. It's good to know that your gardens are all ship-shape and you are in such a wonderful community with neighbors and your son not far. I'm just very content that you are back at home - re-energizing....like the bunny. (Here that refers to re-energizing batteries for things) So, continue taking good care of yourself. Hugs from the base of the mini-mountain in Maine.

gz said...

Definitely keep warm!! I use light fingerless mitts back in Scotland.
Here South of Christchurch this morning it has been raining off an on all night, quite heavily at times..you can hear the cars splashing by on the road as I write..but the blackbirds started just before 5am...now it's just the sparrows cheeping. It is a little chilly, but will probably clear and warm up.
Your garden sounds nicely Winterised as pirate would say!

Rachel Phillips said...

Keep warm and turn the heating up Weave. X

Nance said...

Good to hear from you! Nance

Jennyff said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling the chill, it does seem exceptionally cold at the moment. I usually enjoy the cooler temperatures after an Italian summer but this year I feel it too. Usually I like to sleep through the winter with the bedroom window slightly open and one leg out of the bed, this year not to much. Hopefully the dull wet spell will end soon and you warm up, for now keep that heating going.

Heather said...

On such a cold grey day right up and down the country I am sure we have all enjoyed plenty of tea, coffee and hot chocolate with you, virtually, today.
I usually feel cold when I wake from a nap. Thank goodness for lovely woollen sweaters and cardigans.

Debby said...

So good to see you returning to yourself. I love the glimpses into your world.

Red said...

I'm not interested in football either!

Susan said...

The coolness is felt more regularly now. Today was quite blustery giving a wind chill even though the sun was shining brightly. It must be nice to look out to your tidy garden. I hope you put out your Christmas decorations. Christmas decor makes everything cheery and bright.

Brenda said...

What can I say about the weather from the GulfCoast of Florida?. Stay warm…

AK Coldweather said...

You are indeed sounding more like your old self. And it's lovely to have you back. We had 8 inches of snow this week in my part of the U.S. and the cold weather is here to stay until April. I console myself thinking that in another 3 weeks the daylight will begin increasing.
Warm Regards, A.K.

Cro Magnon said...

We had our gardeners yesterday. Whilst my back was turned one of them cut our Apple tree down by about a metre. So, far fewer Apples in 2023, but at least they'll be at picking height.

Marie Dybing said...

Would it be a help to buy an electric blanket designed to cover you while you sit. In Australia there are two types the one marked light seems to suit better than the heavier one for people I know and wearing a hat might help too it is so awful to be cold all the time best wishes you have a very interesting blog so thank you Marier

Librarian said...

Same here - when I have been sitting down for a while (as work requires all day, of course), I feel cold in spite of being next to the radiator, and my fingers want to hold a hot mug of tea instead of typing on a keyboard.
Yesterday, I worked at a client's office all day, and because they want to save on energy bills, the entire building is not heated properly; I knew that and came dressed warm enough, but no matter how warm you dress, after a while the chill gets into you. And the taps at the toilet sinks are all turned to cold water - I so HATE washing my already cold hands in cold water!! Then I was looking forward to at least a hot meal at lunch in their canteen... and guess what, the food was only lukewarm... In a restaurant, I would have complained.
Enough of the moaning - at least I have work, and I can make my flat warm and cosy when I am working from home, as is again the case today.

Rachel Phillips said...

English people who complain about life in England please note Librarian's comment which is very helpful and educational about current European circumstances everywhere. Librarian lives in Germany. Marie's comment above is also very helpful, and I also like to wear a comfortable hat in the house during very cold weather because it really does help me to keep warm. I would recommend two pairs of socks, keep the extremities warm and the rest of you will feel warmer. xx

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you for all tips about keeping warm. I have my heating at 20/21 sll day and turn it down to 17 when I go to bed. I agree about a hat indoors and I have a lovely shawl I bought in Russia off an old lady who was sitting on the platform of one of the stops on the trans Siberian railway - wonderfully warm round my nexk. My sitting toom faces south so I get warmer when the sun is out. So keep snug everyone.

Tom Stephenson said...

I think if you go to sleep you should wrap yourself up, Weave. I know everyone knows that, but I forget in the Winter.

Ellen D. said...

I like JayCee's idea of typing gloves. Lots of good ideas to keep warm inside. The temp will get colder now so I will keep these ideas in mind! Thanks, Pat and Pat's commenters!! :)

Derek Faulkner said...

Blimey, do you really have your CH during the night, that would be to stuffy for me, I have a window cracked open all night.

Debby said...

Perhaps someone could make you some microwaveable handwarmers...small pouches filled with rice. We have chemical heat packs as well. I'm not sure if they are available there, but cold hands are miserably uncomfortable.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Derek I have been advised by my doctor to never have my heating below sixteen - so I keep it around twenty in the daytime (and if there is any sun at all it is straight in my south facing windows) and then down to sixteen when I go to bed.

Thanks for the comments. I can assure you I have plenty of layers on and am rarely cold apart from my finger ends.

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