Winter watch
'20-'21
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Well, we're not going anywhere this year are we?

The cold begins, yet continues.
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.
We used our log burner for the first time last Saturday, it's had steady use since.
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!
For bonus electric blanket awesomeness, connect it to a smart plug so you can turn it on from the sofa.
Grim... wrote:
For bonus electric blanket awesomeness, connect it to a smart plug so you can turn it on from the sofa.


genius
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. :)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
I've seen electric blankets with a chiller in them. Sorely tempted.
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.
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.
Mimi wrote:
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.
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.
We have bamboo pillows and they were nice and cool in the summer.
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.
That's the electricity
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.
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.
Danger, danger! HIGH VOLTAGE!
What's the worst that can happen, right?!
This also happens if you’re holding your plugged in, charging phone and your partner touches your back.
Jem wrote:
What's the worst that can happen, right?!


Gaz wakes up with static hair...
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.
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)?
It's just a pile of sticks
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.
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.
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/
That says the cover is bamboo and the fill is memory foam.
From Myp and a life!
Trooper wrote:
Jem wrote:
What's the worst that can happen, right?!


Gaz wakes up with static hair...

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