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cold is not the right word
Started by: elizabeth (5435)  Report abuse
I have never beem so cold as last night i went to bed early because i thought it would be eaemer , my rads were going full blast and electric fire on so put electric bill will go through the rook , i bet the electric co, are rubbing their hands

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
It is cold Elizabeth so keep well wrapped, that biting cold artic north easterly wind cuts right through, though thankfully our weather isn't as bad has that in the USA and Canada with record breaking coldest temperatures.

Posted by: kathpressey (4762)  Report abuse
keep warm Elizabeth. It's very important. Hopefully the cold spell won't last,and ayrefield is right in that parts of America have it really bad and Sydney is roasting in 47 degrees.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2930) Report abuse
It was cowd last neet

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2930) Report abuse
And a cawn't get warm today

Posted by: kathpressey (4762)  Report abuse
ast getten thi vest on tommy?

Posted by: i-spy (14193)  Report abuse
when do thermals stop being thermals. Mine are just not as warm these days and I've only had 'em for about 15 years

Posted by: alan lad (441) Report abuse
Only start worrying when you find a white ticket on your big toe ,

Posted by: PeterP (6771) Report abuse
I-spy stop using them when they look like a string vest

Posted by: jathbee (9179) Report abuse
Elizabeth. Fleece pj's are very good at keeping you warm in bed, try fleece socks too. Thankfully I don't need them, my husband is a radiator. But I have a fleece dressing gown that is very warm indeed.

Posted by: elizabeth (5435)  Report abuse
it is now Tuesday and it is still flippong freezing and on top of that we have got FOG oh some one come and warm me up I cannot keeo going t the bottle and i do not mean a hot water bottle brbr br

Posted by: nanajacqui (1754)  Report abuse
Just been on the train to have lunch at Hopvine in Burscough,it was bitterly freezing cold on the stations but home now & warm & cosy

Posted by: spud1 (1732) Report abuse
It is cold at present,but it's not going to last much longer,unlike the Winter of 1963,which went on for months,and was even colder,and the house we were in then just had one open fire,and draughty old windows.

Posted by: jo anne (31893)   Report abuse
Hope you can get snug and warm tonight, Elizabeth.

Age UK advises:
Wear warm clothes in bed and, when it's very cold, wear thermal underwear, bed socks and even a hat - you lose a lot of heat through your head. (A Guide to Keeping Warm)

Posted by: kathpressey (4762)  Report abuse
Also make sure you are having hot meals and drinks. I always feel colder when it's coming close to meal times but I'm OK once I've eaten.

Posted by: PeterP (6771) Report abuse
Spud1 we lived in a old cottage were there was a fireplace/range in the kitchen and a fire place in the parlour which got light every Preston guildThere were gas mantles down stairs which gave off some heat and you went to bed using a candle for light . Your bedding was army blankets with great coats thrown over the top of these.In winter you chipped the ice off the insides of the single glazed windows and had a bath in the tin bath at the front of the fire with the clothes maiden round you to keep the cold draughts at bay. Kids today don't know what cold is.

Posted by: marsin (176) Report abuse

same here PeterP. We lived in a terrace house in Poolstock. Our bed sheets were calico from Eckersleys. We used to hem using blanket stitch.

Posted by: madamehmurray (6144)   Report abuse
Going to be almost 60 here for couple days

Posted by: broady (13942)   Report abuse
-29 here in the morning. (-37 with wind chill) A day for long socks I think!!!

Posted by: kathpressey (4762)  Report abuse
peterp+ Elizabeth is an ols lady I think so will feel the cold more. I'm sure she remembers the ice on the windows and overcoats on the bed.So d I and I's hate to go back to it. Give me mu fleecy dressing gown and central heating any day!
Ever seen the Monty Python skectch about the 4 yorkshire men? your post Peterp reminded me of that. Perhaps somebody clever will put the link on

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2930) Report abuse

Posted by: kathpressey (4762)  Report abuse
Thanks TTS - an absolute classic

Posted by: madamehmurray (6144)   Report abuse
We are in the so what warm spell of 59s for couple days. Thenback to being fridgit

Posted by: tricia (156)  Report abuse
I'm in Canada and all I can say is " it's BLOODY COLD here too"


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