03 December 2008

three hot bottles

I have just watched the BBC weather forecast. Have you ever noticed how excited the weather people get when extreme (for us) weather is forecast? The weatherman looked positively gleeful when reporting temperatures just above freezing, possible fog, frost and snow in the north. He waved his arms theatrically across the map almost conjuring up a spell of snowy storms. "This year we are finally having a proper winter" he smiled, somewhat maniacally.

I'm not unsympathetic. I love a bit of weather. Unfortunately, though I hate being cold. When I get home, I take my outdoor coat off and put on my indoor jacket. And sometimes a scarf too, until my temperature rises. I also like to have my bed warmed before I get in. And while I would very much like to be the owner of a cashmere hot water bottle warmer, I can't help feeling that only the truly tough can deal with the raw rubbery ridges of a naked HWB.

A few nights ago, I pulled back the covers to put in my HWB and found that John had already put in two HWBs so I ended up with three. Now, who could fail to be delighted by such treasures discovered behind the covers of their bed or the door of their advent calendar on a cold winter's night?

4 comments:

60 Going On 16 said...

Am absolutely with you on the need for total warmth, especially in bed. One of the best birthday presents I was given last year was pair of cashmere bed socks ...

emmat said...

my great-uncle died last month, and I have been proof-reading his autobiography as we are getting some copies printed up. When he was little, they stole some bricks from a building site to warm up by the fire, to use as hot water bottles. Now, that's what i call roughing it!

Liz said...

I remember my gran having a pottery hot water bottle, sort of barrel shaped. Like 60goingon16 I love my bed socks. I've also recently taken to wearing a hand knitted (by me) beret in the house (though I think that's more about not wanting to waste all of that knitting and being too embarassed to wear it in public since the Husband said I looked like someone off the telly. No, not Frank Spencer. Some character from Last of the Summer Wine).

emmat said...

oh my god I remember the pottery hot water bottles! We had one on the windowsill when I was little!