It’s supposed to be only Autumn but already last week I have been out and bought myself the most incredible super padded super warm winter coat from Comptoir des Cottoniers. And this week I am ordering another pair of boots from Trippen so I can at least alternate them through the Winter. I toyed with the idea of shoes but I’d just never be able to wear them in this cold.

Somebody said it was going to snow this week. I wonder if that can be true? I think by the feel of it they weren’t joking. Last night as I was putting Edith to bed – we’ve got her into a bed now – a task that now requires some effort and time as the excitement for her is indeed high and she wants to jump around and hop out of bed a lot before she is tired enough to stay lying down. But last night in her room it was so so cold but the radiators were on maximum and the heating was set to 25 degrees.

And it’s only October. I wonder how clever it was to put all the radiators under the windows and not on the inner walls – because the heat all just goes and slips right out of the glass and out through the drafty cracks. I think we’re definitely going to have to get our heating looked at as the radiators are called narrow somethings and not the big somethings. The narrow ones aren’t very warm – and in our enormous five bedroom house we really need the warm kind for our heating.

Next week we’re getting the chimney sweep around to sort the chimney and then we can have our very first fires ever. I have never ever lived in a house with a proper fire and I can’t wait!