my stone built victorian pile is always colder inside than the outdoors
temperature. And damp of course. The windows have been painted shut, there
are a couple of chimneys yet unblocked, an extractor fan in the bathroom and
I run a dehumidifier in my bedroom. Any suggestions for making it more
Trade your wife in for an 18 year old replacement. Judging by the bare
midriffs and bare legs up to their arm pits of many teenagers these
days, they don't feel the cold at all and one or two should warm you up
nicely. Me, I need layers of Damart and, at night, bed socks, plus a
hottie or two.
Alternatively, take long walks across open moorland. It saves on the
heating whilst you are out - and, on a day like today, the house will
certainly feel warmer (and drier) inside than out, when you get back.
If you have to stay in, wall to ceiling bookcases, full to overflowing
with books, works wonders. Vast quantities can be picked up for next to
nothing. If you are stuck for something to do in the evenings (eg
haven't taken the first suggestion to heart) you can always go to bed
early with one of them..It will probably work out a lot cheaper in the
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