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Is anyone else generally three degrees colder than most people?
I don't suppose things are going to improve when you move back up north then, eh? (am enjoying the description of your vest collection though, and mentally running through which knitting patterns you might like to borrow....)
Pruni, I'm not sure being warm is any better than always being cold. I cannot cannot cannot stand being too hot. I get really irritable and cranky. At least if you're cold, you can put on more clothes, what can you do when you're too hot?
I am crap at regulating my temp and am usually too cold. I have been wering gloves to school this week whilst everyone else is in T shirts, but do have an auto immune condition most probably so at least I know why. Am looking forward to 12 months in Sydney where I can moan about being too hot!!!
Am the same - but have low blood pressure which accounts for it I think. Tend to function better for an hour of being toasty in bed in the middle of each day and in the evening I have a really heavy blanket to snuggle under on the sofa. Dh has gotten used to me wearing 2 or 3 coats when out. Always used to hate caravanning as a kid 'cause I'd get so cold since all the bedding was put away first thing and I wasn't allowed to wear a coat "indoors".
Tiso is an excellent idea. Funnily enough, I was always like you before having children, but my body thermostat seemed to adjust itself when I was pregnant and then stayed like that. When I lived in London I always wore thermal vests and woolly tights under my jeans, even though I was travelling by tube. I am much more hardy these days (just as blooming well, too).
Pruni, having just looked at the Tiso website can I suggest that you might also consider, for about the same money or slightly more, getting long-sleeved silk knit Jigsaw tops. They are quite wonderful in many ways - you can wear them on their own, obviously, in fact I think I was wearing one when we met up - they are much much nicer to look at than 'ordinary' thermals, feel good on the skin, are - crucially - very warm as a base layer and you can also, in moments of extreme need, put a silk strappy vest underneath.
me too - I wore my woolen coat indoors all winter whilst dh wasn't home (he thinks it's weird).
My body temp is usually quite low too, 34 - 35 ish.
Very annoying and unpleasant, isn't it? Wish I could go and live somewhere hot.
I'm the same, although Scottish. Think my thermostat must have been set in Israel where we lived till I was five. The heatwave of 1976 was a revelation to me - when the temperature got to 93 Fahrenheit I suddenly realised I felt better than I could ever remember. DH used to be a wimp about my cold feet in bed - whimpering pitifully as I warmed them on him. He's resigned now.