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To have my fire on in August.

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Mitmoo Tue 30-Aug-11 17:44:06

Has "God" conspired with British Gas to keep the heating bills as high as possible?

defineme Tue 30-Aug-11 17:45:51

extra jumper and blankets-I will not give in. It is August!

Mitmoo Tue 30-Aug-11 17:51:17

I've been out working all day, my feet are killing me, perhaps I'll just wallow for a little longer before going for the wooly jumper.

I think I will buy one of those blankets with the arms in, got my mum one last year, it might save me a fortune even if will age me by about 20 years.--- Always thought they were for grans--

I wonder when they'll start selling them this year.

ZillionChocolate Tue 30-Aug-11 17:52:04

It's bloody cold, I'd have the fire on if it were allowed/if I knew how to operate it.

Mitmoo Tue 30-Aug-11 17:53:57

It is crazy we should be sunbathing not getting wrapped up in the winter woolies.

catgirl1976 Tue 30-Aug-11 18:08:48

I am wavering I have to say. Have been determined not to give in a put it on but it is bloody cold!

CheshireDing Tue 30-Aug-11 18:10:53

What about those all in 1 baby grows for adults that Primark are selling (in tiger patterns) you could wear one of those OP smile

Mitmoo Tue 30-Aug-11 18:10:59

I might turn it off and get a throw down from upstairs it just makes me feel like a grannie and I'm not even 50 yet!

cupcake78 Tue 30-Aug-11 18:11:22

I have given in...a house of lurgy, jumpers already being worn and its cold and damp...The heating is now on!!

Wonder how long before dh turns it off, lol!

Mitmoo Tue 30-Aug-11 18:11:47

Cheshire that sounds like some kind of fetish not a keep warm item. grin

suburbandream Tue 30-Aug-11 18:12:02

We have the heating on here (South East) sad

I love the change of seasons but couldn't we have one last week of sunshine before the DCs go back to school????

Littlefish Tue 30-Aug-11 18:13:47

We have been lighting our fire throughout the summer - just on the odd cold evening. We live in an old house, which is cold, even in the middle of summer. Lighting the wood burner for an hour just takes the chill out of the room. (But we also put on extra jumpers/rugs etc.)

CheshireDing Tue 30-Aug-11 18:15:58

I don't know how to do the basic "click on it link thing" but here you go, 99p. It's unisex and I saw someone in the wood the other day wearing one (honestly) early in the morning when I was dog walking.

Mitmoo Tue 30-Aug-11 18:16:26

This is the coldest summer on record for decades apparantly, forget the exact number of years. beats myself with the stupid stick for not paying attention to the radio

Mitmoo Tue 30-Aug-11 18:18:52

Jeez Cheshire I thought it was for fetishists, now I know it is. Do they have poppers under the crotch so the adults can get their nappies off. grin

culturemulcher Tue 30-Aug-11 18:22:06

defineme I admire your pluck. Yes, pluck. I gave in and lit a fire. In AUGUST.

<hangs head in shame>
<rails at nature>

halecromp Tue 30-Aug-11 19:44:51

We haven't got a fire and I am banned from putting the heating on until the end of October but it is soooooooooo COLD! x

mumeeee Tue 30-Aug-11 19:49:28

YABU. It's not that cold. What will you do when the real winter comes?

Bohica Tue 30-Aug-11 19:52:13

It's bloody freezing and the heating has been on since 4pm here.

Meglet Tue 30-Aug-11 19:54:23

Yanbu. My heating is on first thing and again in the evening. My bones get so cold if we're not in a heatwave. I wear warm fleecy pj's at home but doesn't help when the air has a chill.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 30-Aug-11 19:58:44

Mitmoo - since 93 apparently! i knew it was bad when I got chilblains a couple of weeks ago shock

PeachyPossum Tue 30-Aug-11 20:13:11

I have a onsie, best Pjs ever. smile

MissBetsyTrotwood Tue 30-Aug-11 20:14:04

Heating on here. Kids in vests today shock

It's freakin' August. AUGUST!

squeakytoy Tue 30-Aug-11 20:23:54

Fire been on here for the last couple of nights, but it is a bit milder tonight...

I am jetting off on my hols tomorrow though and I cant bloody wait. Its only for a week, but a week of lazing by a pool in 85 degrees of heat is very appealing at the moment.

theinet Tue 30-Aug-11 20:26:44

people are crackers ( or have really badly insulated homes) if they live in the South East and are putting the heating on already. It really isn't that cold. the lack of sun is making it feel cooler but seriously........ the heating should only really come on when its sub 18 degrees in the house.

and people wonder why they have high bills.... toughen up! smile

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