Friday, 10 February 2017

Frost bite?



It was -2 C yesterday morning, and the landscape was misty and frosty. I'm now hoping that this'll be the last serious drop in temperature for quite some while.

Bok, of course, doesn't mind the cold; he has a fur coat. I, on the other hand, feel the cold badly.

However, I have assembled cold weather clothing that copes with most low temperatures; all except for my feet.

No matter many layers of pure wool socks I wear, my feet always end-up frozen.

I need electric socks, or electric gumboots, or an electric path.

Or even better, a shack on the beach in The Turks and Caicos.




43 comments:

  1. It's my extremities that feel the cold as well. I well remember our mother's fingers going white with the cold.

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  2. It does look lovely with the frost and mist anyway - quite a compensation!

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    1. I used to get annual chilblains on my ears, and remember having to warm Mother's hands when she was driving.

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  3. Leather boots would help too.

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    1. I really need to wear Rubber boots, but maybe I'll try leather.

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    2. I'm just off out with Bok. I'm wearing my Rossi leather boots.

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    3. Just back. The combination of the Rossi's with my yellow and green wool 'Purdey or Land Rover' sponsored socks, did the job. Thanks for reminding me.

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    4. Like I said, rubber boots are cold.

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  4. It shouldn't be beyond man's abilities to invent the centrally heated boot.

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  5. Snap...my feet are just like yours...if you know what I mean!

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  6. Meant to say how beautiful that photo is too.

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    1. If your feet are anything like mine; I pity you. But I did know what you meant.

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  7. You don't need electric boots you need some alpaca insoles.

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    1. Sounds good; I always wondered what they used Alpacas for!

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    2. Mrs G swears by them. I have lambswool slippers but her alpaca insoles are much, much warmer.

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  8. I used to feel the cold when I was younger but I don't so much now. I have got 3 thermal long sleeve tops in black and grey that I wear most of the time and they are brilliant. They are from John Lewis and they do men's ones .... my husband has got one too. They are just like a t shirt and are great for layering. Lots of thin layers are the way to go.
    Keep warm Cro. XXXX

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    1. I'm fine from head to ankles, but it's always been that last ground-contact bit that gets me. I shall leave my gumboots at home in future.

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  9. You need silk socks as one of your layers... preferably real silk.... or a purloined pair of Lady M's popsocks will work fine!
    When I was in forestry in the late Sixties, a biker I used to drink with, suggested I try a pair of women's crotchless tights rather than long johns.... most bikers used them in Winter under their leathers in those ancient days, Aussie silk garments not having reached the UK!

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    1. And yes, the tights worked fine!

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    2. If I asked Lady Magnon for a pair of her tights, she might give me a funny look. But the idea sounds logical. Thanks.

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  10. I've just bought a pair (?) of electric boot warmers/driers/deoderizers. They are winging their way from China as we speak. Perhaps the boots might get warm before I get my feet in at the morning dog walk. I shall put them on a timer!

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  11. Oddly we were being told last night that the UK would be bathed in freezing cold today. Well here in Glasgow there is not a jot of frost this morning. That makes life easier.

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    1. I heard you were having snow today.... maybe they're keeping it for tomorrow.

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  12. 20c here and a sunny day, sometimes things are ok here:)

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    1. 25 C is my preferred temperature. My feet prefer it too.

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  13. Go for muck boots. I heard about them from a special needs teacher who works outside with horses and children all year round. Ordinary wellies leave you frozen, the muck boots are very well insulated as well as waterproof.

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    1. My Aussie Rossi's seem to be doing the job.

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  14. If your feet are cold you are miserable. Rachel is on the right track about the rubber boots grabbing the cold. Thermal socks might keep your tootsies toasting.

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    1. That's what I did. My Aussie Rossi's, plus some thermal socks. It did the job.

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  15. The temperature here dropped below freezing last night for the first time in a couple of weeks. It's been a strange winter.

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    1. Sounds like here. Spring will be along before too long.

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  16. Brr that's cold. Are you getting some sunshine too?

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    1. Yes, the day times are beautiful. We've even had afternoon tea outdoors!

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  17. Just a bit chillier here in NYC today than around your place. After we received almost 10 inches of snow yesterday, the winds just howled away all through the night. I'm happy to report I stayed warm indoors and made an eggplant/kidney bean/green pepper curry inspired by your advice. Plenty left to reheat today. Delicious!

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    1. That curry sounds just the thing for a cold snowy day. I haven't been out yet this morning (it's still dark), but I see that it's 5 C; much better.

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  18. My husband and two of my daughters have Raynaud syndrome where the least bit of cold makes their fingers and toes tingle, hurt and turn white. One of my daughters found a cure by moving to California where the weather is warm. The others use those hand and feet warmers which work very well. I just stay in the house on freezing days and count the moments till spring.

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    1. My mother's hands used to turn white. When driving I'd have to rub them for her to bring back the blood flow. Staying indoors by the fire is the best answer. I think our temperatures are rising as of today.

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  19. You need some good New Zealand merino wool and possum fur socks. A miraculous combination that really works to keep the cold out.

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    1. I've heard of the Merino wool, but not of the Possum. Sounds wonderful.

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