Friday, 7 December 2012

Awful weather and possibly worse to come!

Welcome to my two new followers, dreamer and connie.

DB informed me this morning that according to Radio 4 weather forecast for next week, we are in for a Siberian chill down to as low as -15 plus snow! Whether that happens or not is yet to be discovered, best get inside things that you may need just in case, such as kindling, logs and coal. Always make sure you have emergency food rations in stock - things to make bread/scones or cake, hot drinks and dried or UHT milk. If you have a mini gas stove, make sure you have gas canisters for it. You never know but hopefully it won't happen.

It is currently 1:15 in the afternoon as I sit to write this, the wind is howling, rain has been beating down almost non-stop since around 7pm last night and the temperature is barely 3 Celsius!

Some of our £126 savings from the sealed pot have now been spent. We treated ourselves to a drink and pub lunch (just got back) and spent £15.99 on a frying/saute pan with lid (reduced from £25) from Mr. Sainsbury.

The rest is in the bank earmarked for Christmas presents, most of which have already been bought in cash and this will bring our money back up to normal.

DB has been into the freezing cold attic to fetch me some wool to have a go at knitting some fingerless gloves from Frugal Mummy's blog, although I think I will take longer than a couple of evenings! The wood stove was lit around 11 this morning and we are fed, watered and relaxed.

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely way to spend a wintry day.

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    1. It was and is. The wood burner is just ticking over but as soon as we step through the door, we enter a fridge. Visits outside the living room are very quick!

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  2. So it's batten down the hatches then! I read that piece of news too. I'm preparing for a small dinner party this evening and just sat down for a cuppa to revive myself before i carry on. It has got so dark out there and the skies are very grey (with snow?) and it's only 2.30. In for the rest of the day now so it can do what it likes. Have a lovely weekend.
    Patricia x

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    1. Well at least it has stopped raining for now but has been dark and miserable all day.

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  3. Intersting blog. Agree with all of the above but perhaps find a source for raw milk. Will keep at least two weeks in frig. Can easily be frozen and when it starts to sour you'll get very useable sour cream and/or yougurt for cooking and consumption. Keep up the great blog!

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    1. Hi Donna, actually, I was thinking more of dried/long life milk because of power cuts so there would be a fridge to keep it in. We are quite prone to cuts where we live, either in high winds or blizzard conditions. Thanks for the interesting comment though.

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  4. I heard on the lunchtime news that East Anglia and the south east are set to be hit by bad weather. We had the rain and howling winds yesterday, but this morning dawned dry and bright. I keep checking the forecasts as I've told Mum I'll take her to Southport to look for something she wants, but the forecasts seem to be constantly changing. I think it will be a case of opening the curtains, seeing if the weather's ok and going.
    Hope lunch was good, and keep warm x

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    1. Guess your weather has worked its way down here then. Finally stopped raining but the wind is still up. Hope you can get your mum out tomorrow.x

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  5. We buy dried milk by the sack which lasts us a year for our family adults . The last one cost us £80 which included a discount as we bought other foods to the value of £150 . These all dried goods and have long shelf life. Just want to mention though that in 6 weeks there was a price rise of £15
    Brenda in the Boro
    www.cyclinginthesixthdecade.Wordpress.com

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  6. I have to say I don't like dried milk except when making my bread or scone bases or yoghurt. I will use it in an emergency but just don't like the taste or consistency.

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