Tips for Staying Warm This Winter

Tips on Staying Warm This Winter

Oh my word has the temperature taken a dip this week or is it me? I woke up this morning and my feet were freezing! I realised quite quickly that the central heating was off! Epic fail on the Hive front there! * After getting to work and being the only one complaining that I’m having trouble staying warm this Winter, I decided to have a think about how I can keep snug as a bug (in a rug) this Winter!

* please note that it was probably me fiddling about with settings and not Hive’s fault!

So from the cold Snowdonia mountains I give you my….

Top Tips for Staying Warm This Winter

Hat, scarf and coatĀ 
Invest in a decent coat. Don’t keep wearing your husband’s thin waterproof coat. Yes it’ll keep you dry but won’t keep you warm.

Warm food
Ditch theĀ salad box for a nice warm soup. My favourite is a leek and potato soup. Or alternatively nothing can beat a lobscows. Especially with some buttered bread. I’ve yet to make a decent home cooked lobscows so that’s on my 2017 goal list. If anyone has any tips then please share!

Having a good central heating system is a must. We have one of those remote control systems now which means we can control our heating on the go. It’s supposed to save me on gas costs because I can turn it on/off as and when. I can also setup a minimum temperature and apparently I should keep the overnight temperature to be at least 18.

For more tips on how to save energy over winter then head on over to this handy page – Keep Your Energy Bills Down This Winter.

Hot Drinks
Keep hydrated and drink a couple of hot drinks throughout the day. My personal favourite is a cup of tea. I’m not overly fussed about the brand so long as it’s a decent brew. I am jealous of people who can drink hot chocolate with all the trimmings though – as much as I like chocolate and cream, I can’t bring myself to drink it!

Staying Active

OK I’m not going to start preaching for you to go running because well I don’t do it! But what I have found is that running around after two little ones does get me sweating! I think it’s probably more of a sign that I’m unfit than anything else! But it does prove that keeping active does keep you warm!

Have you got some handy tips on staying warm this winter?

(This is a collaborative post with Premier Bathrooms)


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  1. 29th December 2016 / 1:56 am

    It gets pretty cold here in winter! One thing we always do is weatherproof the house – we weatherstrip the doors and we wrap the windows in plastic.

  2. 29th December 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Aww, I have a waterproof coat from my husband. Warm soup and freshly baked bread really make me feel warm too. x

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