Cate's take on Rugging Up
In my previous post (and by the way I have my appetite back which makes me think I'm truly on the mend) I mentioned how we have decided to give "heating" a miss this year. I'm pretty certain if we were in a colder climate this would be miserable. The difference I feel in QLD though is our homes are made for the heat and not for the cold and therefore we truly feel Winter. There were a couple of factors behind this decision however. First of all I'm trying to minimise our carbon footprint and secondly I am curious as to how low we can keep our electricity bill as costs in general keep rising (which from memory was just below $200 for this last quarter).
So how do we do it? Layers, plenty of lovely layers to keep us warm. This includes thermals, thick socks, ugg boots around the house, and plenty of outer layers. Put more on if you need it, take it off if you don't. Plenty of warm tea helps also or cocoa for the kids and moments in the sun when it decides to come out. In the evenings when we're on the couch, we are snuggled up under a warm duvet together watching maybe a movie or playing a game. Sometimes I do wish we had that fire place but that's more for the ambiance factor rather than for its heat...though that'd be nice too.