Winter is Coming

Winter is coming and it’s time to batten down the hatches.  In order to make winter more bearable, we have made curtains to cover our open plan stair case to try and minimise the heat escaping from the living room to the upstairs (I will post photos). 

Handmade draught excluder – take an old pair of jeans, cut off one leg, stuff with old clothes and sew up the ends J.

Knitted/Crocheted Gloves/Scarf

Cardboard with thermal blanket (The thin silver kind) glued to it and placed behind radiators so that the heat radiates into the room not the wall. 

Curtains stay closed on very cold days.

Heating adjusted so that used room get more heat and un used rooms do not.

I will update with photos later and update with any other tips as I think of them. 

We obviously adopt the jumpers and blankets option rather than cranking up the heating.  

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