Thursday, 3 September 2015

Welcome and War Diary Update

First of all, welcome to Cheryl Coxhead via here and Elaine Baron via Bloglovin.

We have been quite busy of late so I have only just realised the August entry for the 5th year of the War Diary was not updated on time. That has now been uploaded so hope you enjoy the read!

Although weather and gardening wise, we are now in Autumn, I was taught at school that Autumn doesn't start until the 23rd September, the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere, when day and night are a similar length! So for me, despite the cooler temperatures, we are still in Summer even if I have been using a small blankets over my legs in the evening!

There is however, a definite change in the air, damp cool mornings, evening drawing in resulting in curtains been shut earlier and lights going on and the start of the rise in electricity costs!

We have just filled our heating oil tank. By judicial use of the central heating and relying more on the wood burner during these colder months, we only need to fill it once a year rather than twice. For the first time since we have lived here, the cost was just over £250 for nearly 800 litres. We still had nearly 200 left from last July. A-m-a-z-ing!

I am not a big fan of heat and know for sure, I couldn't live in a hot country given the choice. Autumn is my favourite season, followed closely by Spring, then Winter and finally Summer.

I just love the change of seasons and am so grateful we live in a country where 4 seasons appear, even if some of them are now beginning to merge:)


15 comments:

  1. Yes, I love the fact that we have 4 seasons too, Spring is my favourite time of year.

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    1. I love the first green tips of leaves - magical!

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  2. I agree about the seasons and about the heat, though at the moment feeling hot is more to do with my age than the temperatures outside!

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    1. I was very lucky in that respect although it can be handy in winter - saves on the heating!

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  3. What a fabulous blog. I am new to frugality and have just begun my new frugal bookmark blog. I am not new to blogging though so i thought i would pop by and say hello and add to follow yours. :)

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    1. Thank you, I shall watch your endeavours with interest!

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  4. Oooo... how lovely to hear of someone else who likes life a little 'cooler'! I too love this time of year when all the beautiful blackberries are nearly ready to pick and gorgeous autumnal colours of trees and of course shiny conkers!! I live near the Bircham windmill, so if your over this way you are welcome to pop in for a 'cuppa' :)

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    1. Thank you. Been enjoying our first crop of our own blackberries every morning for breakfast!

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  5. I agree with the Autumn equinox theory as it looks like our summer has never begun in Frugaldom. Sporadic, brief sunny spells and the first frosts got here last week, so I'm really hoping we can get to the stages of having a proper polytunnel soon. Fruit growing has been OK but veg growing has been dire. WELL DONE WITH THE FUEL SAVINGS! :)

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    1. Price wise it is to do with it being cheap but filling only once rather than twice is down to us using less. Now we are getting older, don't know how many winters we shall be able to do it!

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  6. I love our British summers and dislike winter because I suffer with SAD. I have to have a dose of sunshine regularly!! My ideal life would be summer here and winter (Jan-Feb) in Malta or Spain.

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    1. Have you got one of those light unit boxes that are supposed to help?

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  7. I love autumn, one of my favourite seasons with spring a close second. I will be holding off thinking too much of autumn for a couple of weeks yet though! xx

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    1. Same here, in our house, Autumn doesn't begin until the 23rd!

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    2. Same here, in our house, Autumn doesn't begin until the 23rd!

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