Nope, nothing to do with a chocolate bar, though those Toblerones are still on special offer.
With little cloud cover and Orion’s Belt, The Big Dipper and Cassiopeia clearly visible in the night sky, we knew it was unlikely they were joking this time.
Hubby feels the cold most of the time, but since losing my extra blubber layers, so am I, so it was no surprise for him to poke his head out from under his hat then reach across to flick on the heating before either of us emerged from under the warmth of the covers to begin our day.
One of our gizmos on the wall shows the minimum and maximum temperature, and sure enough, inside the boat dropped down to 9º during the night. That’s not the lowest though, we had a lot less than that our first year, and it’s not December yet!
We’ve made a few changes aboard since we took ownership, simple things like a kingsize winter tog duvet (still have blankets in reserve of course) and our revamp is a definite improvement from sitting on benches with blankets wrapped around our legs and feet.
The DIY place never got the clingfilm double glazing kits in, and although we have done the majority of our windows, those in the lounge need to be sealed completely as we did our first two winters. We just did the bottom panes this time to leave the top opening part accessible for air flow, but it wasn’t a good idea afterall. Cue condensation showers most mornings, though today we had icicles.
Luckily, we still have half a sheet from our final kit which will be enough to do the job.
Our velcro on the houdini hatch has worked a treat, and so far the wooden port holes Hubby made are also bearing up well.
Stepping outside with our trainers supported by our gripples, it was like walking into a magical fairy land (well, to me anyway, guess I must have my romantic glasses on).
The pontoon was glistening with a carpet of frosted diamonds, and the bank behind us a white mound topped by two rather confused egyptian geese.
No ice on the water thank goodness, but a sure sign that winter and cold times are not far ahead.
Such a contrast to the floods of a week ago!