Pointless machismo, from a woman type person no less.

In an effort to singlehandedly address climate change and to prove, once and for all, that I’m an Uber-Stoic, I had made a vow to myself to not turn the central heating on until at least the end of October.

Spock has nothing on me…NOTHING.

October came and went and we were un-artificially heated. The Plague Blanket was utilised a couple of times, but we mostly survived with cardigans and hot drinks.

The first week of November rolled by, fairly warm by northern hemisphere winter standards…so still the heating remained off.

Nope. I’m still more Stoic.

Unfortunately this now means I am in the ridiculous mindset that not freezing to death in my own living room is some sort of failure.

It’s not quite this bad yet, but it’s getting there.

I think I may well have to admit defeat and turn the heating on this week, before my nose drops off. I was raised to be a spoilt Westerner and not once did I trudge 5 miles through snow to get to school.

Please don’t judge me too harshly.

Ok, you win, no need to look so smug about it.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. One of the greatest debates in British society is when do we put the heating on. I salute your valiant attempts and more importantly uphold your principles as to why. Everyone can help the climate by doing just a little bit, warm jumpers less car journeys, less cars a real thought as to whether you need that additional electric compliance. Death due to freezing doesn’t help the cause though Errant Moon so when the heating does go on enjoy the heat and no remorse 😊

    1. errantmoon says:

      Excellent point, very well put…thank you (brrrrrrrr) 🥶😁

  2. Doug Butts says:

    The world record for full body exposure to ice is two hours and thirty minutes. It sounds like you are ready to beat that. No plague blankets allowed though.

    1. errantmoon says:

      Pffft, two hours thirty? Easy-peasy…I can have coffee though right?

  3. I once spent a winter in an unheated basement apartment. I slept marvelously well under a pile of blankets (getting up was hell) and was amazingly healthy.

    1. errantmoon says:

      I’m staggeringly pleased with myself that, even though the heating did eventually go on, it has only been on for an hour at a time and not every day…it’s the (very) small wins that get me through.
      It feels as if there’s an untold story to that basement apartment winter…

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