Another cold start here on the UK East coast, but it’s definitely warmer than it was yesterday.
Maya gave us a bit of a lie in, then after breakfast and morning chores, we decided to walk up into town as her first walk of the day. She still fights the haltie, but we seem to have reached a compromise and she was co-operating most of the way.
Everywhere is white with hoar frost and it is a proper winter wonderland. Several properties have put out inflatables which are lying prone on the frozen ground, but there are fairy lights strewn across gables and windows, and the odd Santa scrabbling up a chimney.
We got what we wanted, then came home for a much welcome coffee and slice of fruit loaf. It was too cold to sit outside Greggs, and we saved a bit of money too.
We had our energy bill this morning and are still well in credit towards the approaching colder months. Our supplier estimates our annual usage each time we have a bill so as an exercise, I calculated what we could expect to pay using current figures downloaded from the internet yesterday. As expected, our payments would be almost double what they are now, so my budget for 2023/24 seems to be sound.
No much else on our agenda today. Keep warm and safe everyone.
Good to hear that Maya redeemed herself a little… The costs of fuel keep going up and incomes are not matching – makes me nervous for the people who are taking advantage of the food pantry….
We have a food bank here and the supermarkets all have donation boxes in their foyeurs. There are also charities that provide cooked meals and a Sunday roast for pensioners.
It wasn’t as cold as yesterday down here but the roads and pavements were still icy in patches. I’ve only been down the shop for a paper today, as I had to watch my step!
Yesterday I had my annual eye-test. It’s amazing how many people you bump into at the opticians 🙂
It’s not been so cold here either today but that is all about to change as it is now freezing cold!! Even the dog doesn’t want to go out!! Did you need new glasses bumping into everyone like that?
Yes, actually, I did need new glasses Lol.
Good news about the bill, every penny counts
We are keeping within budget so it’s good for us.
Sounds like you had that fuel hit well ‘number-crunched’, Di! Glad Maya is ‘cooperating’.