I spent some of yesterday catching up on a backlog of blog reading. I think I have caught up now and apologies if I've missed anyone. Now to keep up and comment!
I had a very welcomed letter yesterday, reminding me of the winter fuel payment. I'd pretty much forgotten about this until Sue mentioned it on her blog. It means I can turn the heating up a bit, if needed, without too much worry although, obviously, I'd rather not. One reason for knitting a couple of chunky cardigans is so I have something to layer up with, if needed.
One of the advantages of being nearly a golden oldie - well, an oldie anyway!
Today was an early start, of course, with the time change, but I woke feeling great for the first time in about a week. I've been bustling around getting things ready for a good old roast dinner with Beth and Alex. I've made the bean crumble for Beth, the bread sauce, the cranberry sauce, the batter for the Yorkshires, prepped all the veg and generally got as much done as possible short of actually starting the cooking thereof.
You never know - I might even get the ironing done today. It's chucking it down outside so there's no way I would want to go out.
What's the weather like down your way?
Have a lovely day; stay warm, dry and happy. xx
Wet wet wet here, thank you for the ironing reminder - was putting it off!ReplyDelete
lol - all to0 easy, isn't it?Delete
We pay utilities monthly. I pay online or they r deducted automatically…I am. assuming you guys pay quarterly…I even have car insurance taken out monthly…meals Linda lovely…I have been a vegetarian for 30 years…I eat what o5ers eat but leave out meat…I do make yummy veggie burgers with beets…ReplyDelete
We have a choice. I pay monthly. However, this winter fuel payment is an extra pension payment, once you reach a certain age. Everyone over that age gets it, regardless of income.Delete
Here's that link to some info. https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment
Lovely and Sunny here (Cheshire) so I'm off to the garden centre soon. I am doing a "no iron" experiment. I like ironing but wondered if we would look dishevelled if I stopped and saved myself the job. Six months in, so far so good!ReplyDelete
I like ironing - mostly. I like getting everything smooth and things fit better in the drawers when they have been ironed (I think).Delete
I do agree with you here! And ironed bedding does feel and look better on the bed but I’m happy to make that once in a blue moon experience!Delete
< chuckle >!Delete
I think I get more like my Mum with every passing year. She was a great ironer.
Hello there, I’ve not ironed for a few years now unless it’s for an occasion or of course, sewing!! I’ve been up since 5.15 thinking it was 6.15 as I’ve no idea which clocks alter automatically n the house!ReplyDelete
lol - I reset mine fairly e4arly this morning - I just have to do the car now.Delete
. . . and the central heating thermostat!Delete
Just returned from wonderful visit over the Pond and now catching up on blogs. Left the UK just as the bad weather was coming in around London, but then had a storm waiting for me upon my return home. Don't we all, these days? Better weather today. Now to catch up on two weeks worth of home duties. Glad you are feeling better and hope your weather improves as the week goes on. We turn back clocks next Sunday. Maybe by then I won't still be on UK time. :)ReplyDelete
Hopefully, you're sense of time will return quickly. It can be very confusing, can't it?Delete
I don't qualify for the winter fuel payment this year - I'm not old enough! Sorry, couldn't resist 😂ReplyDelete
It's cold and has been raining on and off all weekend. As I write this, the wind is picking up so I think we're in for a stormy night. I hope you have a lovely day with Beth and Alex ... the meal sounds delicious. xx
< chuckle > Your time will come, my dear!Delete
It's been pretty nasty at times here today. It's sunny right now but the sun is low in the sky.
Wet here too but we are going to brave a walk to the village to post some letters if it subsides a little.ReplyDelete
I hope you managed that!Delete
I hate having to worry about the heating bill! I know it will be coming soon. I usually pull out a big blanket to sit with in the evening as I'm the only one in the house usually complaining of the cold!ReplyDelete
It finally stopped raining for a while though it wasn't as bright today as forecast. Still, it was nice that it wasn't raining!
In the immortal words ' not rain good, sunshine better'!Delete
Even if it's bitterly cold, sunshine makes inside feel warmer, doesn't it?
We don't have anything like your winter fuel payment here, as far as I know. It's assumed that if you are wealthy enough to own your own home, you can afford to keep it heated!ReplyDelete
Sometimes that is the case, of course, but this is for everyone over a certain age, not just home owners.Delete
It's a very welcome extra, for sure.