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    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 9th Aug 17, 5:09 PM
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    Have you put the central heating on yet?
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    • 9th Aug 17, 5:09 PM
    Have you put the central heating on yet? 9th Aug 17 at 5:09 PM
    I couldn't find the old thread but if I missed it please move this one!

    Two nights ago I had to have a hot water bottle but last night the whole house was so cold that we put the heating on, and it's still on now.

    How about everyone else?
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    • Living proof
    • By Living proof 8th Sep 17, 7:55 PM
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    Living proof
    My mother as a widow would keep her house just above freezing during the winder in order to save money to go on a foreign holiday once a year. Complete madness. I would rather go hungry than cold, but I have no intention of doing either!
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    • kboss2010
    • By kboss2010 8th Sep 17, 8:19 PM
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    Not yet, dressing gown, candles & throws will do for the time being!
    "I want to be a glow worm, A glow worm's never glum
    'Coz how can you be grumpy, when the sun shines out your bum?" ~ Dr A. Tapping


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    • Frith
    • By Frith 8th Sep 17, 8:58 PM
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    I don't have any central heating but the wood burning stove has been lit this evening. The first fire is always as effective as the first pancake you make...
    Odd fact: the inventor of nominative determinism was called Trevor Nominative - Determinism. :-)
    • MrsLWW
    • By MrsLWW 8th Sep 17, 9:56 PM
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    I broke yesterday, it was just getting a little nippy. DH thinks I'm mad lol.
    Debt peak approx £30,000
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    My parents always said "If you can't afford it cash, you can't afford it!" so true!.... mind you, turns out we can't afford much lol
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 8th Sep 17, 10:21 PM
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    Just had it on for an hour to test it is working. All is well and I'll try to leave it until at least October, preferably November before having it on for more than that.
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.

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    • Living proof
    • By Living proof 8th Sep 17, 10:35 PM
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    One minute is was distinctly nippy and the next absolutely sweltering. When I turned up the thermostat from next to nothing to 20 degrees I completely forgot that it under-registers and that 16C is quite hot enough. I'll turn it down when I go to bed - maybe it won't be needed in the morning.
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 8th Sep 17, 10:51 PM
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    Not yet, but I've bought another sweater...
    • SparksAlive
    • By SparksAlive 9th Sep 17, 7:54 AM
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    Nope, and I had the window open last night in the bedroom! ��
    • tt07
    • By tt07 9th Sep 17, 8:34 AM
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    At the moment it's a temptation but not in and nothing a jumper won't sort, would like to get to October, but we will see.
    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 9th Sep 17, 8:46 AM
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    I'm feeling quite chilly today, I will put an extra blanket on the bed tonight and wear my fluffy socks.

    I will try and hold out switching the heating on until October, but will do it sooner if I need to.
    "It doesn't cost any more to dream big."
    • Trina90
    • By Trina90 9th Sep 17, 8:46 AM
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    One good aspect of living in a mid - terrace.. don't feel the cold.. yet. Still needing to have the windows open. Think we would be able to leave it quite late but I do now have a pair of Skinny Pigs (hairless guinea pigs!) to keep warm! I will be buying them lots of fleecy beds.
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    • DianneB
    • By DianneB 9th Sep 17, 5:25 PM
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    Mine went on yesterday evening, it was decidedly chilly in Norfolk!
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 9th Sep 17, 10:37 PM
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    Not until next month....am hoping to tough it out until then
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 10th Sep 17, 2:56 PM
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    My thermostatic time switch put the heating on this morning. No Problemo!
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 10th Sep 17, 5:29 PM
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    The central heating is off probably not to be turned on for a month or so. However, the sitting room fire is lit and it's very cosy in here.
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    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 10th Sep 17, 5:31 PM
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    Still not needing any heating although the heavier quilt may be on the bed soon.
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    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 10th Sep 17, 6:26 PM
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    Heating still off but sitting here wrapped up looking like a Mrs. Michelin Woman! Need to keep getting up from my book and moving around to get the circulation going.
    • kboss2010
    • By kboss2010 10th Sep 17, 7:37 PM
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    Sadly had to put it on to dry towels & jeans. It's not cold enough here yet to warrant heating for the ambient temperature but our permanently open loft window has been closed as there's definitely a chill in the breeze these past few days!
    "I want to be a glow worm, A glow worm's never glum
    'Coz how can you be grumpy, when the sun shines out your bum?" ~ Dr A. Tapping


    I'm finding my way back to sanity again... but I don't really know what I'm gonna do when I get there
    ~ Lifehouse
    • societys child
    • By societys child 10th Sep 17, 8:05 PM
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    Remembered the problems last year with the boiler pressure relief valve, so fixed it. Needed to test it over the past couple of days . . .

    Oh and my missus had to have a venesection, always shivers for a few days afterwards, so yeah the heating has been tested a few times during the past few days.

    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 10th Sep 17, 8:20 PM
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    Still not needing any heating although the heavier quilt may be on the bed soon.
    Originally posted by Torry Quine
    Good idea, I'll get the second quilt on the bed! I was toying with the idea of the HWB this evening but can now see that was premature when I have 2*15 togs to keep me snuggly
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
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