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 Post subject: Winter watch
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 21:00 
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Well, we're not going anywhere this year are we?

The cold begins, yet continues.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:53 
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I've relented and put the heating on earlier this year. I think with lots of working from home, it'll get more use than normal.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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We used our log burner for the first time last Saturday, it's had steady use since.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 14:19 
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We haven't put the heating on yet but we have had the electric blanket on pretty consistently over the last week. I don't know how we managed before, it's the best thing ever and heats each side of the bed individually!

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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For bonus electric blanket awesomeness, connect it to a smart plug so you can turn it on from the sofa.

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Grim... wrote:
For bonus electric blanket awesomeness, connect it to a smart plug so you can turn it on from the sofa.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 15:14 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
I've relented and put the heating on earlier this year. I think with lots of working from home, it'll get more use than normal.


As this house always gets pretty cold, I've been using my heating for a good few weeks already. It's meant that I've also found out that the boiler is knackered - the other day, I realised the heating had stayed on overnight even though I'd turned it off. It also seems to lose pressure randomly too.

On the plus side, I had an email earlier saying the landlord has paid for a new one, so hurrah for that. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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Grim... wrote:
For bonus electric blanket awesomeness, connect it to a smart plug so you can turn it on from the sofa.


What. Grim... is living in 3020.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 15:42 
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I turn my leccy blanket on when I go upstairs, then go brush my teeth etc, and it's warm by the time I'm done.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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Jem wrote:
I turn my leccy blanket on when I go upstairs, then go brush my teeth etc, and it's warm by the time I'm done.

That’s because you’re Smart Jem. Dumb Grim… needs a plug to be smart for him

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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I have to have the radiator on one at most and can only bear a winter duvet when it's actually winter. An electric blanket sounds like torture.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 15:55 
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markg wrote:
I have to have the radiator on one at most and can only bear a winter duvet when it's actually winter. An electric blanket sounds like torture.


They have not one, but duvets of making you talk.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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I've seen electric blankets with a chiller in them. Sorely tempted.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 16:58 
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I like my electric blanket on 2, but Russell likes his on 6, the crazy thing.

I wish I could smart plug ours, but I’m pretty sure it needs switching on via the individual control unit after plugging in.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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I've seen electric blankets with a chiller in them. Sorely tempted.

I’d like a chiller pillow. Warm pillows are the worst thing about summer.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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I like my electric blanket on 2, but Russell likes his on 6, the crazy thing.

I wish I could smart plug ours, but I’m pretty sure it needs switching on via the individual control unit after plugging in.


6!? Mine only goes to 3. 1 barely makes any difference to anything, 2 is the kind of warmth where you're not sure if it's the blanket or if you've wet the bed, and 3 roasts the skin clear off your bum in about 2 minutes.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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Mimi wrote:
Cras wrote:
I've seen electric blankets with a chiller in them. Sorely tempted.

I’d like a chiller pillow. Warm pillows are the worst thing about summer.


We just got a pair of these:

https://rem-fit.co.uk/rem-fit-500-pillow

It's an eye-watering price for a pillow, but genuinely worth it. Incredibly comfortable, supportive and will (hopefully) be cool in the hot months when they're back again.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 17:08 
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We have bamboo pillows and they were nice and cool in the summer.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 17:11 
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I don't know if this is common with electric blankets, but when we've got them turned on (both sides of the bed have separate controls) if I run my fingers across Jem's skin, or vice versa, I can "feel" the electric current running through her, there's like a weird "heartbeat" that pulses up through my fingers.

First time I noticed it I thought I was going mad, but Jem's confirmed it does happen, and it stops as soon as the electric blanket is switched off.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 17:13 
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That's the electricity


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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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I feel like winter 2020 is going to be intense. Game of Thrones warned us about it for years and if there was ever a winter to be warmed about, it's bound to be this one. I feel like floods are a bit samey, they're pretty regular in October/November. I feel like a big, country-wide snow is on the cards. That then turns into floods when it melts. So much snow that the country grinds to a halt. So like, an inch or two. And it sticks 'til after dinner.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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GazChap wrote:
I don't know if this is common with electric blankets, but when we've got them turned on (both sides of the bed have separate controls) if I run my fingers across Jem's skin, or vice versa, I can "feel" the electric current running through her, there's like a weird "heartbeat" that pulses up through my fingers.

First time I noticed it I thought I was going mad, but Jem's confirmed it does happen, and it stops as soon as the electric blanket is switched off.


You are electrocuting yourselves warm. That is not how my electric blanket works.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 17:27 
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What's the worst that can happen, right?!

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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This also happens if you’re holding your plugged in, charging phone and your partner touches your back.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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What's the worst that can happen, right?!


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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 18:06 
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Findus Fop wrote:
Mimi wrote:
Cras wrote:
I've seen electric blankets with a chiller in them. Sorely tempted.

I’d like a chiller pillow. Warm pillows are the worst thing about summer.


We just got a pair of these:

https://rem-fit.co.uk/rem-fit-500-pillow

It's an eye-watering price for a pillow, but genuinely worth it. Incredibly comfortable, supportive and will (hopefully) be cool in the hot months when they're back again.

Russell’s ex pillow was £95, so I’m now steely on the face of ridiculous pillow-ness.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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Mr Chonks wrote:
We have bamboo pillows and they were nice and cool in the summer.


What’s the bamboo in them? The shell, the cover or the fill (or a combination of 2 or all)?

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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Trooper wrote:
Jem wrote:
What's the worst that can happen, right?!


Gaz wakes up with static hair...

If Gaz woke up with hair I'd be seriously inpressed.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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GazChap wrote:
I don't know if this is common with electric blankets, but when we've got them turned on (both sides of the bed have separate controls) if I run my fingers across Jem's skin, or vice versa, I can "feel" the electric current running through her, there's like a weird "heartbeat" that pulses up through my fingers.

First time I noticed it I thought I was going mad, but Jem's confirmed it does happen, and it stops as soon as the electric blanket is switched off.


:hat: Oy, none of that before the watershed. Dirty boy.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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Mimi wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
We have bamboo pillows and they were nice and cool in the summer.


What’s the bamboo in them? The shell, the cover or the fill (or a combination of 2 or all)?

Fill. It’s these.

https://mypandalife.com/product/bamboo- ... am-pillow/

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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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That says the cover is bamboo and the fill is memory foam.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter watch
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What's the worst that can happen, right?!


Gaz wakes up with static hair...

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