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Winter is coming and its decision time
Started by: i-spy (14327)  Report abuse
Do I stick with the old faithful water bottle , treat myself to an electric blanket or just put mi big coat on at bedtime

Posted by: jarvo (29040)  Report abuse
...Have a cold shower...

Posted by: priscus (7194) Report abuse
A three dog night.

Posted by: jathbee (9348) Report abuse
Just get yourself a good duvet. No need for anything else.

Posted by: i-spy (14327)  Report abuse
Are duvets warmer than quilts

Posted by: jathbee (9348) Report abuse
Quilts? You need a high tog. rated duvet.

Posted by: PeterP (6891) Report abuse
Quilts need to be thick to create warmth in the cold weather. Duvet are light weight and you can get different ratings for warmth. I have a 10 tog for summer and use a 13.5 tog during the winter months some people use a 15 tog which can keep you very warm

Posted by: jathbee (9348) Report abuse
13.5 is more than good enough for us in the winter. We always have a window open in the bedroom no matter how cold the weather is and never have the heating on in the bedroom either. But two bodies in bed does create heat enough to keep us very warm 😉

Posted by: priscus (7194) Report abuse
You need the stuff that you don't get off elephants.

Posted by: Anne (3444)  Report abuse
I found two beautiful pure wool blankets when I cleared an elderly relatives home. Ditched duvets for the versatility of them. I also prefer a cool bedroom.

Posted by: berylh (1737) Report abuse
Blimey Peter, a 10 tog duvet for summer! you certainly feel the cold - I use a 3.5. Must confess I do love my duvet, couldn't imagine going back to blankets now.

Posted by: Platty (135) Report abuse
I have three hot water bottles and the winter duvet. Ignore Javo, he'll tell you to run 10 miles after your shower and he has difficulty getting out of bed!

Posted by: kathpressey (4840)  Report abuse
a good duvet and flannelette bedding - nice and cosy.Tesco's are selling sets

Posted by: nanajacqui (1997)  Report abuse
Heavy duvet,cosy sheet not cotton,no PJs or nightie,just bedsocks,not very romantic but I'm comfy

Posted by: priscus (7194) Report abuse
Get one of these:

Posted by: ann-spam (3368)  Report abuse
Flanalette sheets so warm and cosy .

Posted by: priscus (7194) Report abuse
Hauled out my winter clothing this morning to air and lose the moth-deterrent smells, and dispatched Summer-weight stuff for cleaning prior to storing till Spring.

First air-frost of the season last night: registered minus 2 on my max min recording thermometer. Heavy condensation streaking the windows: think I will try getting one of them Karcher window vacs, which we recently had a thread upon.

Probably going to switch from Summer-weight to Winter-weight duvet tonight

Posted by: Anne (3444)  Report abuse
priscus..... condensation?

Posted by: nanajacqui (1997)  Report abuse
priscus I've just bought a Dehumidifier & can't believe I empty the tank every day,so much water in it & I've no damp anywhere in the house...I'm amazed where it comes from.

Posted by: priscus (7194) Report abuse
Cold damp house. No CH. Hopefully will have next year, but not thus far.

So, freezing nights yields windows streaming with condensation, inside and out.

Except when it is very cold, when ice rather than condensation clings to the glass.

Posted by: priscus (7194) Report abuse
Nanajacqui, yes have a number of dehumidifiers in operation, but costs a small fortune in leccy.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1997)  Report abuse
I don't know about the leccy yet,this is a big one suitable for a 4 bedroom house,then I have those with little beads in scattered in other small places

Posted by: broady (14193)   Report abuse
We have a built in dehumidifier. You have to adjust it according to the outside temperatures. We have very little moisture because we are at altitude.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1997)  Report abuse
Bill this has different settings including one if you're drying clothes inside

Posted by: broady (14193)   Report abuse
As usual I was talking rot. It is a humidifier we have. As it is so dry it puts water into the atmosphere. I found that out yesterday because after talking about it Monday we had to have a new one fitted yesterday.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1997)  Report abuse
Haha what are you like ?


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