Posted on November 20 2015
So far October and November have given us rains, winds and glorious autumnal sunshine. And whilst the trees have turned colour and shed their leaves , and the threat of an icy blast has so far appeared to be merely scaremongering, it seems that the promised artic plunge will be with us from today - if only for a few days!
Driving to work this morning, the cars' outside temperature read 6.5 degrees C and there was a definate chill in the air so I thought I'd take a look at the forecasts. All I can say is the temperature is dropping....tonight we're looking at 0 degrees C and over the weekend we're looking at night temperatures as cold as -3 (in the Midlands at least). Such temperatures can mean only one thing... the hot water bottles will be coming out! Yes that is meant to read "bottles" pural!
With a warehouse full of hot water bottles I'm lucky enough to have a selection of hot water bottles for "different uses". When its a (freezing) cold evening I'll snuggle up on the sofa with a knitted covered hot water bottle, like a cat infront of a fireplace (but I don't have a fireplace!). In bed I toast my toes on a tartan quilted cotton coverd hot water bottle and snuggle with a luxury fur under my arm (I'm a side sleeper). Unlike my husband I love the cold because there is nothing more cosy than crisp dark nights, duvets and hot water bottles!