The temperature has certainly dropped recently and we are all feeling a little bit chilly in our house.
There’s nothing more beautiful than watching your children play in the crisp, white snow in the middle of December. It’s a first for us. The last time it snowed enough to build a snowman Lamb was only 1 teeny tiny week old.
Now, I’m totally ok with the snow, ice and frost, as long as I can stay warm and snuggly indoors.
I’ve had a fleecy blanket wrapped around my shoulders day and night. Unless the cat is curled up on it purring. Which is fairly often. She’s got a thing for fleece.
The heating has been pumped up, and we’ve got ourselves a thicker duvet on our bed.
These 2 home improvements have made such a difference and have really helped keep our house warm. In fact, a little too warm sometimes.
This winter, however, seems that bit colder, and we are certainly feeling it. Although having an old house can often mean colder rooms, we are lucky to have an original log burner in our living room.
We love nothing more than putting on a Christmas movie and snuggling while the flames warm our toes.
There are a few other renovations we’ve done to our little home to help stay warm in the winter. We had our bathroom refitted a couple of years ago and with this we fitted a new boiler. Apparently the one we inherited when we bought our house was older than me!
It wasn’t worth the risk of it breaking mid winter and costing us a fortune to replace at such an expensive time of year.
Whether you’re buying a new boiler, fitting a new hot water pump, or insulating your loft better, all can be costly, however all well worth it in the long run.
The boys don’t seem to mind the cold weather. Bear is still as desperate as ever to get outside in the garden. I, of course, do my very best to keep him warm while he runs around in the bitter cold. He’s pretty useless at keeping a hat on, which is such a worry in these temperatures. We now make him wear a rather snuggly snowsuit with a fleecy hood (which he just about keeps on).
For those who don’t know, my other half is retraining after his redundancy as an electrician. This certainly brings it’s benefits.
A couple of months ago we decided to lay new flooring in our kitchen. The slate tiles we chose when we renovated our kitchen were just no good. They were uneven and cold.
We now have big, shiny grey tiles with a hidden extra… under floor heating! All thanks to my rather talented husband.
I now wake in the morning to a chilly kitchen. But while I stand making first coffee of the day, my toes are toasty warm on the heated floor. It’s lush.
All of these changes and improvements we’ve made at home have really helped during these frosty weeks.
So, hands up, who built a snowman this week?
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