It just occurred to me that although I popped in to say Happy New Year, I neglected to mention anything that's really going on here.
I am cold.
My feet are cold despite my socks.
I could probably solve this a little by putting my jeans on rather than PJ bottoms. I will do that now.....
Before Xmas (literally JUST before xmas) the boiler leaked. I called out an engineer. He couldn't find anything wrong and said it may have been condensation but that he had tightened everything up just in case.
We arrived home after 10 days away to find water all over the kitchen and a boiler with no pressure. We had a fab xmas at home where we were able to see our whole families including our little baby nephew, then we spent a wonderfully relaxing week away by the sea.
Now we have no heating or hot water until tomorrow.
On the up-side we are already 3 out of 4 days into the chilly patch and washing with water from saucepans/kettles is actually not so bad... hair was trickier as I have a lot of it. Still - hopefully tomorrow we will have a mended boiler and can have a lovely hot shower.