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Julia Report 5 Nov 2012 15:24

Have you properly realised how cold it is to sit in bed at night and read. I flippin' have.
Do you belong to an 'older' age group, so feel this cold. Yes, and yes.
Do you wear a befitting garment for this pastime. No
Am I too old for a bed jacket. Jury still out on this.

So, I'm going to crochet meself a suitable garment, and wo betide anybody that says it is a bedjacket. So there.

Julia in Derbyshire


ButtercupFields Report 5 Nov 2012 15:27

Julia, my electric blanket warms up the bed and my flat is quite warm so I only wear my black know the ones with the red tassels? :-D :-D :-D <3

oh yes I always read in bed...gets me to sleep!


AnninGlos Report 5 Nov 2012 15:40

Yes I read in bed but lying down under the covers, only read for about 10 minutes though or I get sighs from next to me!!

Julia call it a poncho!


maggiewinchester Report 5 Nov 2012 15:43

I lie in bed to read, with the duvet half over my head.
But know it's cold as I have to expose my arm to turn the lamp off!!

I can't abide wearing anything in bed - though must admit to wearint pyjamas on holiday - especially when camping. ;-)

I must move around a lot, cos if I wear anything, I get woken up by pyjamas/nightie being twisted round/half strangling me.

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 5 Nov 2012 15:44


Funny you should mention that Jules.

Last night I was doing just that, and the the wife`s sister turned to me and said , "do you have to, I`m trying to get to sleep now".

:-D :-D :-D


AnnCardiff Report 5 Nov 2012 15:44

I read my Kindle in bed - bed warmed by electric blanket - wearing fleecy pyjamas and bed socks - suffer from cold feet - and I bought one of those v-shaped pillows that sort of wraps around you for reading


ChrisofWessex Report 5 Nov 2012 15:48

apparently one should get into bed and then put ones handies into your d.gown'

keeps nice and warm and finish reading - slip handies out of d,gown sleeves


AnnCardiff Report 5 Nov 2012 15:51

spose you could always wear gloves and a bobble hat too!!!!


JoyBoroAngel Report 5 Nov 2012 15:52

yes i read in bed every night :-D

*** Mummo ***

*** Mummo *** Report 5 Nov 2012 15:56

Read in bed every night for at least 2 hours and our flat is so warm we have only had the heating on a couple of times in the last few months.


Island Report 5 Nov 2012 16:16

Too old for a bed jacket? I wouldn't think so Julia :-S :-S :-D :-D

I think Jimbob's had a winter warmer in his cuppa as well LOL :-D :-D


Julia Report 5 Nov 2012 16:36

Well Island, that pattern I sent you, and you said it was too 'bedjackety', I made five for the children, but embroidered them up. They look lovely as cardigans/jackets.
It goes up to adults, and is so easy and quick. Might give it a go, in suitable boodwah colours. LOLOL
Jumbob's certainly had a winter warmer somewhere. LOLOL

JUlia in Derbyshire


AnninGlos Report 5 Nov 2012 17:02

So cold you are stuttering Julia :-D :-D


Julia Report 5 Nov 2012 17:04

Ann, I'm having all sorts of probs., today LOLOL

Julia in Derbyshire


Island Report 5 Nov 2012 17:09

Boodwah colours eh? Just don't consult BC on this LOL :-D :-D :-D


Kay???? Report 5 Nov 2012 18:19

yes and now end up with one freezing hand,,,,,may resort to wearing a glove...... :-D :-D...

BC,,,,,,,,you need to be wearing flannel,,,think of your chest...... :-D


Julia Report 5 Nov 2012 18:23

I may make bedsocks to match, and after reading Kay's post, fingerless gloves
(so as I can turn me pages over).

Julia in Derbyshire


Jane Report 5 Nov 2012 20:02

I read in bed every night and sometimes in the middle of the night.Someone mentioned shoving arms in dressing gown sleeves.I do that if it is really chilly.Now I have a Kind** it is easier than holding a book and turning pages.I have a light on the `kindl* so I don't disturb OH too much(although he still has a moan ) I just give him a gentle kick and say"Turn Over" ....He does as he is told


George Report 5 Nov 2012 21:01

Why don't you just put the heating on in the bedroom if your cold.?

George :-)


GinN Report 5 Nov 2012 21:19

Blimey! It hasn't turned really cold yet! Well, not in Norfolk, anyway, still have the window open at night , use a 4.5 tog quilt, and sleep in the altogether. Have been known to close the window when it gets below minus 4c, but the cat doesn't like it. I also read a lot in bed, but never a Kindle, not for a retired librarian!