Welcome to Winter

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It’s been fiercely cold here these past few days. But I was surprised to find this ice sculpture in the middle of Perth … Amazing that it survives.

I also did a bit of off and on experimenting with the central heating. There is of course a huge and continuing debate on the internet about whether it is more economical to run the heating 24/7 or to allow it to run on a timed sequence. Poppy of course registered a firm vote in favour of 24/7 heat. But the focus of the debate seems to be about the insulation level of the house – and of course about the efficiency of the boiler. I quite like the counter-intuitive idea that the house stays warm and the radiators cool down

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