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    I've been hedge cutting today very mild .

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    Nice. Did you trim her bush, too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Also, houses in the UK simply aren't geared up for hot summer weather. It's a different kettle of fish if you have air-con, wooden shutters on your windows, to keep the sun out, and stone floors, such as is the case in houses abroad. No, UK-wise, give me a nice fresh and healthy, sunny spring/autumn or winter's day anytime!

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    Not my house. It doesn't have air con but if you walked into the living room on a warm summer day you'd be mistaken for thinking it did. I actually have the heating on during most of the summer otherwise it just gets too cold. Perhaps we should swap?
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    Ive a concrete floor and north facing living room but it still can get overly warm for me. dont like it hot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Not my house. It doesn't have air con but if you walked into the living room on a warm summer day you'd be mistaken for thinking it did. I actually have the heating on during most of the summer otherwise it just gets too cold. Perhaps we should swap?
    Lol... Yes, but from what I've seen, your curtains remain permanently closed (and as a result, your room is like the black hole of Calcutta), therefore no wonder it's cold, as no sun ever gets in!

    Feel free to correct me if it's only been like that when I've been there...

    As for the bit I've highlighted, how do you cope in the winter, with the same cold room, but MUCH lower temperatures? If the room's so cold in the summer, it must be absolutely freezing in the winter, one would imagine even with your heating system on full blast?

    Our lounge has a tiled floor and a large centre rug, so quite cool in that respect, but the only way I can cope in the height of summer, is to close all the curtains, to keep the sun out, wear next to nothing, and have an electric fan blowing cold air at me all day - and most of the time at night I have to sleep on the sofa downstairs, as the upstairs bedrooms are like an oven!

    In the winter, the lounge is lovely and toasty, because of the wood burner, and we also have central heating. The key thing for me is that I like to choose how warm *I* want to feel, not for it to be forced upon me by the weather, and that can only be achieved outside of the summer months, which is why I'm generally more comfortable then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol... Yes, but from what I've seen, your curtains remain permanently closed (and as a result, your room is like the black hole of Calcutta), therefore no wonder it's cold, as no sun ever gets in!

    Feel free to correct me if it's only like been like that when I've been there...

    As for the bit I've highlighted, how do you cope in the winter, with the same cold room, but MUCH lower temperatures? If the room's so cold in the summer, it must be absolutely freezing in the winter, one would imagine even with your heating system on full blast?

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    Only the curtains on the back window stay closed, on the front they are always open. Irrelevant really since the house is very carefully positioned so that it does not catch the sun at any time of day. I think this is why it stays so cool in the summer.

    There's double glazing and no draughts so it only gets properly cold if the temperature drops below about 4 degrees C, otherwise it is fine. If it gets a bit too nippy I put a fleece on. The real game is when you go to have a shower as there is no heating in the back at all. But I'm used to it, I've spent all my life in freezing cold houses.
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    Mild out there at 9C, but rather gloomy.
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    Yes, not to bad at all, must get me togs on and go for a cycle around regents park or somewhere. Mind you every time I pop me head out of the door it seems cold,
    despite what the temperature gauge suggests !. You might be right Geoff about the Bp tabs making one feel colder in winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Only the curtains on the back window stay closed, on the front they are always open. Irrelevant really since the house is very carefully positioned so that it does not catch the sun at any time of day.
    No worries, I stand corrected. The combo of the latter and closing the curtains on the back window does make it rather dark in your house, though. But obviously that doesn't bother you, so cool

    There's double glazing and no draughts so it only gets properly cold if the temperature drops below about 4 degrees C, otherwise it is fine. If it gets a bit too nippy I put a fleece on. The real game is when you go to have a shower as there is no heating in the back at all. But I'm used to it, I've spent all my life in freezing cold houses.
    Lol - now you see that's where our priorities are different. If it were me, I'd be sorting out the heating in the bathroom, rather than spending money on hi-fi or new TVs!

    Don't like it too warm, but I couldn't stand living in a freezing cold house, and certainly haven't been used to it. For me, any money I had would always be spent first on ensuring that I lived in a comfortable environment, before it would on any other 'luxuries'...

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    a load of cloud and wet with it. bonus is its warmer at 9c.
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