That’s it, Iv’e finally done something I thought I would never ever do. All these years I have been resisting the urge but finally this latest cold spell has brought me to my senses - I have taken to wearing Long Johns!
Whilst it is great having warm legs and all points south, I now find the actual manoeuvre taken for granted when going for a jimmy, has to be re-learnt when preparing one’s person quickly as one presents oneself to the task in hand?
Now you’ll have to excuse me, it is time for me to change my goose fat and brown paper vest ;o]
Just thinking how nice it would be to go away for the winter and come back in the summer. and that is exactly what our neighbours do - each November they fly back to their house in Capetown and return to their house on Dartmoor in April. We keep an eye on the house for them while they are away and look after the garden until Spring arrives and in turn they allow us to use their spare bedroom if we have lots of guests over Christmas and the use of their freezer when all the Christmas party goodies arrive.
Sorry FE for the use of the C word four days before the deadline....