Word of the Week – Cold

Brrrr hasn’t it been cold this week! I’ve really noticed it and as someone who normally prefers the colder months, yes, even snow, I’m quite annoyed that my body can no longer stand it. Cold hurts!

Our house is generally warm but I don’t like having the heating on all the time so I like to wrap up warm inside. I’ve been busy crocheting a blanket that I’m going to keep on the sofa so when I get cold I can just snuggle up in it. It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever crocheted and it’s coming along lovely. It’s kept me busy too.

This week we also had some visitors from Cornwall. When I was little my older brother was friends with this man who lived locally, then he moved away and they drifted apart, not seeing or speaking to each other for years.Then they discovered Facebook and got in touch again. I love that Facebook is so good for this, I’ve re-connected with a few of my childhood and school friends. Anyway, we have been speaking to this friend of my brother’s for quite a few years on Facebook so when he said he was coming to our town we agreed to meet up with him and his wife. We had a lovely afternoon catching up in ‘real life.’

Yesterday we decided to  do a little more Christmas shopping, I wanted to get board games for the kids and Smyths are doing an offer of 3 for 2 on board games. As I needed 3, this was perfect. We have a Smyths store about 10 mins drive away and I decided that I’d like to drive. I think this might be the first time in about six months that I have been behind the wheel. I was so nervous, but once in the driving seat my nerves left me and I was fine. Of course I was quite happy for hubby to get back behind the wheel for the journey home. One way was enough. We parked almost directly by the entrance to Smyths but while I waited for hubby to put my wheelchair together I got really cold and when we got in the shop I just couldn’t stop shivering. Hubby got worried that I was having a spasm in the shop but I was just seriously cold.

Last Saturday we had a lovely day at Hatton Enchanted Christmas Kingdom and although the weather was bright and dry it was incredibly cold. I really do think that being in a wheelchair is much colder than walking around. I’ll have to invest in thermals or a blanket.

Well, it’s December today so I guess you have to expect the weather to be really cold. I’ve not seen any snow yet though!

The Reading Residence


  1. December 1, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    It is so cold! You're good with your heating, ours in on all day, I like to feel warm! I can imagine it does feel a lot colder in a wheelchair, you must invest in thermals and take that lovely crochet blanket out with you! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  2. mummyhereandthere
    December 1, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    You are right it has been so cold and all I wanted to do was stay in and keep warm. I too don't have the heating on during the day, got to save your pennies where you can X #wotw

  3. December 1, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    It has been so cold….If I am the only one in I feel guilty for having the heating on. This week I was sat in my dressing gown over my clothes with a blanket on….lol
    Ahh! I haven't got any board games for the girls this year….It slipped my mind. I'm off to Smyths to have a see it there's anything I fancy! Good on you for dong the drive!
    We've had snow but not enough to make a snowman with or even a snowball. lol

  4. December 2, 2017 / 8:52 am

    It has been so cold hasn't it? Its going to be a crips cold winter! Ah that is so great that you all found each otter again Face book does have its positives doesn't it x

  5. karenblower
    December 3, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    It has been freezing! especially out on the playground with the Little Dears at lunchtime. I do like crisp winter days though.. as long as there is no Sn*w!

  6. liquoriceuk
    December 5, 2017 / 10:00 am

    It has been so cold. I can imagine you'd get colder in a wheelchair. I've been putting a blanket around Jessica when she's in her buggy to help keep her warmer. Facebook has its downsides but I do love how good it can be for reconnecting with people. I'm in touch with old friends from my childhood days that I would never have managed to make contact with otherwise. Love the sound of your crocheted blanket – sounds like it will be perfect to snuggle under in the winter. #WotW

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