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The weight / The snacks

Okay, three doonas is too much. Might keep me warm on a cold night, but I can’t damn-well move under the weight of them. The third doona is relegated to the cupboard, and I went and bought some flannelette sheets instead.

Meanwhile, you know that things are getting desperate in the public education sector when no less than three parents have fundraiser chocolates for sale in the office. With the Salvation Army’s quaintly named “Honesty Shoppe” in the game as well, it makes for a crowded marketplace.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

6 replies on “The weight / The snacks”

i like to read your blog.specially when i found out that u hv lots of IT skills and experiences…thats absolutely kewl !!!!

Do you have a hot water bottle? I couldn’t live without mine. I also have a wool doona which is fantastic and much better than the feather ones cos the feathers always lump up in the bottom. One doona and a hot water bottle is enough for me and my house is freezing… we even have holes between the floor boards big enough that you can see the ground underneath.

Two suggestions – electric blankie, and / or a bar radiator. My bar radiator has a temperature sensor and only switches on when it gets really c-c-c-cold in my room, and it gives off a lovely gentle radiant heat. And is energy efficient to boot.

I could not have survived Melbourne without an electric blanket.

Though in the UK, the prevalence of central heating seems to make them redundant …

I read that too many doonas can be bad for your health, something about not leting the heat out and cooking your insides. Still, I’d rather be well done than shivering all night.

Daniel, get thee to the Showgrounds manchester sale and get a woollen blanket or two! They’re cheap! I went and bought a whole bunch for my place. Great value and lighter than a doona.

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