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Tue Sep 23rd, 2014

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07:37 pm
It isn't that cold at night, but I am. Discovered the trick: wool blanket under feather duvet (and the usual flannel nightshirt, flannel pants, ancient hoody and socks.) Oh the sweet sweet sleep, that I had to cut short to be up for the 10 am animal people.

Who were pricey but efficient. $450 later I have a one-way door on the hole the squirrels ate into the fascia, and various anti-critter measures about the vents and what-all on the roof. Shall hope this is the last I hear of them.

As one gets older one begins recycling time. This is sometimes dreary but right now rather wonderful: to be living in a reworking of 2003, mind full of Pipang's poems and Karin's pearl spirits and Immortals; or sometimes 1996, thinking 'I must buy my tickets for Tokyo in December, and register for the JLPT'; with just a frisson of the two French autumns, five years and a lifetime apart, 1975 in Pau and 1980 in Paris on my way to Florence. I can't remember a place well unless I'm there, and the same goes for times; but now I remember all those years very well.

Here at post-solstice when the blue hour happens before 7:30 and darkness comes at a quarter to eight.
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Date:September 24th, 2014 01:25 am (UTC)
It does sound lovely and warm. When it gets really cold over here - well, probably not as bad as Canada can get, but Leeds has its moments - I employ heavy pyjamas, bedsocks, duvet, and heavy knitted blanket on top. (The blanket took ages to knit, but is nicely heavy and does a wonderful job.)
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Date:September 24th, 2014 12:27 pm (UTC)
Leeds is perhaps not as winter-cold as TO, but Canada insists on central heating and Leeds does not. Your temperatures require the full armament array of a Japanese obasan.

IME knitted blankets are more pliable than store-bought ones, which can be a pain to store.
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Date:September 24th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
I made it from a whole pile of balls of very chunky/bulky yarn which I got when a local shop had a sale. Not looking forward to having to drag it to a drycleaner (the yarn was hand wash or dryclean, alas), but it does a good job.

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