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  • Murphybear
    Murphybear Posts: 7,351 Forumite
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    I have a pair of furry slippers with a massive insole that can be heated in the microwave. It’s great for the really bitterly cold days. 
  • ChihiroSen
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    I’ve started buying warm jumpers and blankets that are on sale. I expect the prices to go up in winter as more people than usual will be looking for ways to stay warm without heating.
  • Gin_and_Milk
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    I’ve started buying warm jumpers and blankets that are on sale. I expect the prices to go up in winter as more people than usual will be looking for ways to stay warm without heating.
    I think prices will shoot up too.
    I usually wear 'comfies' around the house, jogging bottoms etc, but they take ages to dry and we don't have a drier. Rather than use radiators this year I think we'll be using the local launderette as I'm pretty sure it will be cheaper, including towels, bedding and jeans.
    What do people wear around the house in winter?  Am I right in think microfleece stuff is warm?  Be a question of trying to find something, but it will be comfy and easy to dry!
  • joedenise
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    I've gone back to old fashioned vests under a t-shirt then jumper.  If still cold I have some quilted body warmers.  This is usually enough but if not then there are plenty of blankets or even a spare duvet or two!

  • littlegreenparrot
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    I wear thermal leggings under trousers. If I'm just in the house its often flannel pj bottoms, or I have a pair of fleece joggers from lidl/aldi (can't remember) that work well. Socks and boot slippers. 

    thermal layer/long sleeved t-shirt/jumper/ fleece if necessary.  If I'm sat working or watching tv there is often a hot water bottle or microwave hottie somewhere about my person  :D

    There are some really nice thin thermal layers available now, I often wear them under shirts for work and stuff. But they're nice enough that I could take a jumper off and not feel stupid in it. They wash/dry just as easily as a t-shirt and are well worth it in my opinion. Probably out of luck now but come the autumn they'll be back in the supermarkets etc. 

  • Siebrie
    Siebrie Posts: 2,909 Forumite
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    I bought 2 longsleeve thermal undershirts last year, quite by accident, as I walked past them and they were on sale. The long sleeves make such a difference! I usually wear (old) T-shirts underneath my jumpers, but in winter I'll definitely wear those longsleeves more.
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  • -taff
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    ariarnia said:
    not so much planning ahead as trying to avoid a short term fix. anyone know where you can get a good old fashioned line prop? one with a metal cap at the bottom to stop the rot? 

    i've bought a couple of thin metal adjustable ones from the market but they've both bent/snapped within a couple of months. we can buy a long length of wood, but its untreated pine so i think it'll just warp and bend even if we give it a couple of coats of preservative. 
    My father made one out of length of untreated wood, just cut a v shape in the top. It's still going strong thirty years later with a bit of rotting at the end. It will warp probably but it doesn't have to be straight, just be able to hold the line up. Once you've hit the spot of tension,it wont fall down. Make get some thin tin from somewhere and nail a square to the bottom.

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  • JinJinBlue
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    I've got some M and S thermals from years back. Different colours and patterns for layering up. I have two large shawls and a fleece blanket for watching TV.  For my last birthday, I treated myself to a pair of fingerless gloves/wrist warmers made from recycled cashmere. 40% off plus free p&p so very OS. I also bought some of their off cuts 6 pieces for £3.00  to make a scarf or neckwarmer. Two of my best buys. So warm and cosy for my arthritis. Like all of you, I have thermal leggings and tights for under my jeans. I also have a fleece hat for wearing indoors if need be. I like the sound of boot slippers. I'll look out for a pair. I'm determined that the eight legged sea creature energy company won't get a penny more than I have to give it. 
  • London_1
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    -taff said:
    ariarnia said:
    not so much planning ahead as trying to avoid a short term fix. anyone know where you can get a good old fashioned line prop? one with a metal cap at the bottom to stop the rot? 

    i've bought a couple of thin metal adjustable ones from the market but they've both bent/snapped within a couple of months. we can buy a long length of wood, but its untreated pine so i think it'll just warp and bend even if we give it a couple of coats of preservative. 
    My father made one out of length of untreated wood, just cut a v shape in the top. It's still going strong thirty years later with a bit of rotting at the end. It will warp probably but it doesn't have to be straight, just be able to hold the line up. Once you've hit the spot of tension,it wont fall down. Make get some thin tin from somewhere and nail a square to the bottom.

    Or if you want you can get a rubber ferrule that goes on the bottom of a walking stick if you find a shoe repairers they often have them got about a pound.I buy them for my walking stick as they do eventually wear out with walking 
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