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Preparing for winter II

edited 18 September 2011 at 7:29AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Yesterday I cast on a second winter sock (urrghh knitting the second sock sucks!!). Travelling 4 hours on the train this weekend so I should get the second one done!

    Little bit big (used wrong size needles) but they will be fabulous over a pair of thin socks in walking boots! :T Knitted in dk yarn, sooooo cosy mmmm
  • anyone know where I can get a memory foam mattress topper fairly cheaply??? our mattress is nearly 7 years old now and its a cheap one. wondering if a duvet under the sheet would have the same effect.


    actually i'd like to know the answer to this too, i always had them in the states but they are hard to find here and expensive last time i checked

    duvets will help but they tend to compress more than the foam does. still in winter it's useful as it warms you from beneath and makes a lumpy bed a bit softer. you may need to use a few though if the bed is in poor condition (i use them on mine)
  • GettingtherequicklyGettingtherequickly Forumite
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    I hate UHT (grew up on a farm, so milk is fresh white stuff that comes from cows!) I was thinking about freezing some milk but don't want to use the ice cube trays, I generally use the bags for ice. Does anyone know if it ok to pour milk into them? I assume it is, but not heard of anyone doing this.
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  • cbsexeccbsexec Forumite
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    OOOH I LOVE THIS THREAD! :T

    I am feeling quite smug this year :A as we have taken our house back to brick (as it didnt have cavity walls) - battoned and 40 mm therma lined the walls and had them replastered, insulated the floors etc. so i am hoping for the first snug winter in 5 years!

    On a more normal level we have stocked the woodpile up, bought some thermal lined bedroom curtains and bought some tealights (99p for 200 from Asda)

    Would love to know how you get on - our house is also single skin brick and gets cold although we have had our loft insulation topped up.:)
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    Not wishing to put a dampener on this idea but do please check with your school before sending these as alot of especially Primary schools now have a "no hot food to be brought in policy".

    Comes under the new Health and Safety Directives.

    I had this same problem for my son a few years back.
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  • mrs_motivatedmrs_motivated Forumite
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    cbsexec wrote: »
    Would love to know how you get on - our house is also single skin brick and gets cold although we have had our loft insulation topped up.:)


    I will let you know how we get on. I hope the clouds of dust i lived with for the last year will be worth it. The house feels much warmer, but not had a cold spell to really test it out. :)
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  • majjakmajjak Forumite
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    Morning everyone, :D

    Have just ordered gloves and hats (Ebay) and I've dug out the fleece underblanket from the back of the airing cupboard ready to put on the bed. I've got thick blankets to put under the sheets on the kids beds so that's them sorted out too.

    Going to get hubby to put all the camping stuff up in the loft this weekend so that my 'camp store' cupboard will be free to have as a 'present cupboard' once I start my xmas (sorry, swear word, I know!) shopping.

    I've earmarked one day next week to drive to the next town and trawl the charity shops for a door curtain. If I can't find a single one I might end up sowing two smaller ones together.

    I think that's enough gabble for me, for now ..... I've got some 'flyladying' to do and it's not getting done with me sitting on here :o:D.
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  • My sledge came this morning Woohoo :j

    The parcelforce man said they were all laughing at the the depot and wondered if I knew something they didn't.

    Glad I made someone smile today...lol

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  • EstherHEstherH Forumite
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    Has anyone had trouble with damp after having cavity wall insulation done? We have loads of problems with it now. Lived in the house for years before we had it done but in the last few loads of damp has appeared. Didn't connect it until someone else mentioned the cavity wall insulation.
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  • storymaker wrote: »
    My sledge came this morning Woohoo :j

    The parcelforce man said they were all laughing at the the depot and wondered if I knew something they didn't.

    Glad I made someone smile today...lol

    Cx

    Ahhh man I must get on and order one! I'd hate to be caught out in the snow without one!!
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