It was bitterly cold last night - down to 2deg C. Those of you who are used to the snow and much colder temps my apologies for whinging at a measly 2 deg BUT it hasn't been that cold here in 27 years! I heard from the weather man on the radio that this was the coldest May night since 1981!
When I lived in Tasmania it was this cold the whole way through winter - in fact it got colder. I did get used to it and I was able to move with break neck speed from one place to another......I was constantly warm!
Last night I did something I've never done before. I left the heating on ALL night - it is thermostat controlled and I got up and it wasn't toasty but it wasn't rush round the house like a crazy woman, cold. The house was much warmer overnight, the cat didn't sook up to me to find my warmth - she was quite content to lie in 'her' corner of the bed.
(The other night she tried to sook up to me while I was asleep. I had no idea that she was there except that I felt her whisker against me face. My instinctive reaction was to push her away but I made her fly through the air instead! She mewed very loudly, which woke me and it was then I realised what had happened. I couldn't see her flying as she is a black cat in a dark room, but I heard her.)
The most amazing thing about houses in Australia is their design. We don't have to have double glazing on the windows! I find this amazing as we have very hot days and also quite cold temperatures, especially here in Melbourne. So much of the attempt that we have to maintain a suitable living condition is lost through the windows......
My day is quite exciting really - washing, vacuuming, a little shopping. Basically being a domestic goddess for part of the day. It will keep me warm.