In the evenings the temperature plummets and we all feel it inside the cottage. I am not one for whacking the heating up too much, so instead we drag our quilts and blankets off our beds and snuggle up on the settee, usually with a dog or two wedged in between.
I love this kind of weather. It offers a bit of excitement to the usual routine and being a homey type person, I love doing things to keep us warm and snugly. However, now that two of my children are teenagers, they don't take much notice of my efforts to keep them warm. H1 wanders about without any socks on and Pea will wear a thin top that exposes her tummy when she moves about. I keep banging on about how they will regret such behaviour when they are my age, but to no avail. H2 is following suit and even the dogs reject my attempts to wrap them up. Oh well.
Another thing I have been doing is making candles.
It may be cold outside, but friendship and kindness in all it's forms keeps us warm inside. Now if you don't mind I'm off to finish my coffee and get my crocheting hook out again. Practice makes perfect.