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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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    • butterfly2507
    • By butterfly2507 11th Aug 17, 4:17 PM
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    Our heating always turns on when it's below 10 degrees. So nothing yet but I have to tell you: I am cold! And sick. I might wear a thick sweater and beanie ... IN AUGUST.
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    • springdreams
    • By springdreams 11th Aug 17, 9:31 PM
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    Not the heating; we're on the cool side but not worried, but our guests from Bavaria (where it's currently 35!!!8451;+) have had the fire on in their room all night. For nearly two weeks...
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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 12th Aug 17, 11:41 AM
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    Not yet, no, but I did put a cardigan on yesterday. I'm usually a cold person but to me, it still feels warm most of the time
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    • Soot2006
    • By Soot2006 12th Aug 17, 1:45 PM
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    Incredible what a temp range there must be across the country! We're in South East and it's still French doors wide open during the day and as many windows as possible open during the night. The rain cleared away some of the muggier weather and brought in a pleasant breeze but I'm not even in sleeves until 8/9pm-ish, let alone heating!
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 12th Aug 17, 1:51 PM
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    Torry Quine
    Incredible what a temp range there must be across the country! We're in South East and it's still French doors wide open during the day and as many windows as possible open during the night. The rain cleared away some of the muggier weather and brought in a pleasant breeze but I'm not even in sleeves until 8/9pm-ish, let alone heating!
    Originally posted by Soot2006
    I'm in North East Scotland and still have open windows. No long sleeves needed here yet.
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    • csarina2
    • By csarina2 12th Aug 17, 4:48 PM
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    No heating on, but we have gone to bed with hot water bottles and the fire has been lit in the sitting room a couple of afternoons!!
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 12th Aug 17, 5:46 PM
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    Sat outside in shorts and a tee shirt enjoying a cold beer in the late afternoon sunshine. Felled a couple of trees this afternoon. Sliced them into rings. Need to split and stack them tomorrow.

    BBQing a goose later.

    ETA 21:15 Still outside in shorts and tee shirt. Goose cooking in the BBQ.
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    • maryb
    • By maryb 12th Aug 17, 10:05 PM
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    Heating no way! But I was just a bit too cold in bed last night to get to sleep (joints ache if I get a bit chilled). I should have put the bedspread on top of the thin summer duvet but I hadn't and I couldn't bring myself to get out of bed.

    So I put the electric blanket on for half an hour.. Bliss! (I should say ours is one you can leave on overnight)
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    • heatherw_01
    • By heatherw_01 14th Aug 17, 10:50 AM
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    I don't think I could put it on in August. Using blankets to keep warm on the cold days.
    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 14th Aug 17, 12:27 PM
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    I've had the electric fan on since I've got home, it's very warm and sunny here today.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 14th Aug 17, 1:37 PM
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    I don't put the heating on if it's a bit chilly in the summer.

    Last week, I had a sleeveless maxi dress on but felt a bit cold so I changed into a pair of leggings and a long sleeved top.

    I've got a holiday coming up and the heating will stay off until we're home - and hopefully for several weeks after that.
    • quintwins
    • By quintwins 15th Aug 17, 5:31 PM
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    I'm pretty sure my neighbours have their heat on, it's really warm in my living room today but not outside so I think the heat is coming threw. She feels the cold tho as she's in remission and has had chemo.

    The price of heating oil is going up so I'm hoping to fill my tank at the end of sep. I will pop it on that day to get it well bleed threw but I'll be holding off until then.
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    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 16th Aug 17, 8:11 AM
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    Aiming for 1st Nov earliest for CH but won't exclude using the woodstove before if it gets cold.
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    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 16th Aug 17, 5:51 PM
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    Not entirely, but we have had it on for 30 mins or so some evenings - it gets cold up here in Yorkshire! OK during the day when we're moving about but come evenings it's definitely chilly, even after putting on extra layers and using throws. Doesn't help that our property has concrete floors downstairs as well as concrete slab-type walls. I can't remember when we last had to put the heating on so early in the year.

    Autumn seems to be coming early this year with some of the leaves on the trees already showing signs of turning colour.

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    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 8th Sep 17, 12:40 PM
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    No heating on as yet but the thoughts are there, won't be long before need it on to help dry the clothes

    Fleece banket on bottom of bed already, I'm another one who has achy joints if they get cold.
    Still got summer quilt on bed but went to bed wearing fleece PJ bottoms last night
    High winds here so only got a couple of windows open on latch but all have vents open on them.
    Bought lovely fleece socks yesterday, pink and white ones
    Progressed to wearing dressing gown most of the time.

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    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 8th Sep 17, 1:45 PM
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    • Living proof
    • By Living proof 8th Sep 17, 7:04 PM
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    I have worn bedsocks for the last two nights and it's simply not comfortable so I think mine might just go on tonight. Electric blanket will go on at the next change of bedding and maybe the winter duvet for the first time in several years.
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    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 8th Sep 17, 7:44 PM
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    I think one can start to feel the cold more as one gets older and becomes slightly less active. Heating winter tested for half an hour the other morning but aiming for 1st October hopefully. Before that it will be thermal vests and my favourite body warmer which is very effective. Getting up during the evening several times and pacing up and down the room for a few minutes instead of remaining permanently seated in an armchair also gets the circulation going. Apparently wearing a woollen hat indoors also helps to keep the body well insulated.
    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 8th Sep 17, 7:48 PM
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    I've turned our radiator thermostats up, so if the temperature in the house goes below 18 degrees which we find comfortable then the heating will come on.
    • BrassicWoman
    • By BrassicWoman 8th Sep 17, 7:51 PM
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    No, but I just ordered a timer for the bathroom panel heater, because the winter mornings are VERY cold!
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