It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I have a couple of longer posts on the way! But before I knock those out (and they may take a few days longer to finish), I wanted to get a short out. I present to you my latest favorite new toy:
I found it at my favorite British clothing store, Primark (a broke fashionista’s dream shop). It was £5, and had the most adorable little sweater on it. I had to have it. There were quite a few different styles. There was even a stuffed dog water bottle designed so that when you fill it with water, the belly of the dog got chubbier. Cute, huh? I think that hot water bottles are more of a British thing because it’s not so easy to find them in America during the winter time, but they’re in all the shops over here now.
My room can get really cold at times because my heater isn’t the best. The heaters in the residences are designed so that they won’t turn on until the temperature is below 18ºC (about 64ºF). The problem with that is (1) they’re old heaters, so sometimes my room will be feeling like 50ºF, and the dang thing still won’t turn on and (2) the window in my room doesn’t have the best ventilation, so cold air is coming in all the time. There’s an option to push an “instant heat” button, which forces the heater to give the room a 2-hour blast of heat…but it’s probably more like a 1 hour blast because my heater takes a break from working every 15 minutes. This can be frustrating after I’ve come back home from walking in 45ºF weather and press the “instant” button…only to have my heater hum along for 5 minutes, then cut off.
‘Til next time!