Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Do you feel a draft?

Yes. Every night. But, that's the sacrifice in the winter for our awesome location on the shores of the North Sea.

Here's a glimpse into how we heat our home and hearts:

Our gas comes on once in the morning and once in the evening. Our white radiators creak to life and emit wonderful, hot air. Each room has a door which we keep shut, keeping all heat in. We have draft-blockers at the base of any door leading outside. We have an electric heater for our middle entry space.

I'll admit that on some windy evenings, I have the radiators on, space heater running, and a hot water bottle at my side. Slippers and fleece jumpers are a must. I enjoy cooking and baking to stand in front of the preheating stove or hot burners. I'll often leave the oven door open after baking to get the extra heat into our flat.

Gone are the days of setting a thermostat to 71 and enjoying a standard temperature in every room. Heat is a pretty penny and we have few of those. Surprisingly, we feel very cozy in our little flat each night and the cold is just another thing we'll miss when we leave. Maybe.

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