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Keeping warm in a housey

Post by Jade » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:39 pm

My DS is a second former and is freezing in his housey. Does anybody have some tips for staying cosy? Can he wear gloves and a hat with his uniform?
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Re: Keeping warm in a housey

Post by ailurophile » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:56 pm

My lads wear T-shirts or long-sleeved vests under their school shirts for extra warmth if it turns chilly. They do take gloves and hats to school with them to wear while they're outdoors between lessons, but they always manage to lose these within a few days - buy cheap ones!!

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Post by J.R. » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:32 pm

thermal underware ?
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Re: Keeping warm in a housey

Post by sejintenej » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:38 pm

Navy woolen gloves, a navy scarf (perhaps 5 foot long, knitted and double so he can also push the end in and wear it as a hat as well as going round his neck), thermal underwear as JR suggests and also a positive attitude. The first two will not clash with uniform.

If you convince yourself that it is cold outside and hunch up, tense the muscles etc then you will feel cold. Stay relaxed and you don't feel it so much. Try not to stand still - movement helps. The sensitive areas are the small of the back, the back of the neck and the scalp; keep those warm and you will feel warm. (Incidentally you lose almost 90% of body heat through the scalp).

I found the most useful thing was an extra blanket - we used to get ice inside the dorms at times!

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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:28 pm

We used to have --and I still do -- a Double-knitted CH Scarf --and we used to wear them as hat and scarf combined.

Are they not still sold, in the School Shop ?

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Post by Fjgrogan » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:36 pm

I seem to remember mentioning elsewhere on this forum that when the girls first moved to Horsham in 1985 they very quickly demanded (and got) the right to wear housey coats because they were so much warmer than their newly designed short jackets.
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Re: Keeping warm in a housey

Post by J.R. » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:00 pm

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:We used to have --and I still do -- a Double-knitted CH Scarf --and we used to wear them as hat and scarf combined.

Are they not still sold, in the School Shop ?

I still have mine, although a little moth-eaten nowadays.

You used to separte the two woolen sides a one end, poke them inside to form a tube which made a very warm head-dress. not unlike the 'beany' hats worn by some today !
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Post by Angela Woodford » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:39 pm

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:We used to have --and I still do -- a Double-knitted CH Scarf --and we used to wear them as hat and scarf combined.

Are they not still sold, in the School Shop ?
Yes, NEILL! I sent a tenner and a big jiffy bag to The Great Plum and he kindly acquired one for me - knitted, I believe by Plum Maman.

It's really warm and cosy, and converts into a hat-and-scarf, exactly as JR describes. If it carries on being this damp and cold here in Devon, I shall be utilising the scarf in this manner and reporting it in the "What Do You Wear In Bed?" thread.

A thread to which you have not yet contributed, NEILL! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Keeping warm in a housey

Post by Laura12 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:23 pm

They sell the school scarfs in the tuck shop (well they did last winter !) I've got one to wear to work.
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Post by gma » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:04 pm

This thread name made me smile as yesterday morning, around 6a.m. I was laughing like an idiot and thinking of old school days as my other half and I got dressed under the bedclothes as I used to do at Hertford. (New central heating still not installed in new house!) :)
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Post by Mid A 15 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:27 pm

One legacy of CH is that it has to be very cold for me to feel it or want the heating on.

The downside is that the wife and daughters don't feel the same way!
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Post by Katharine » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:59 pm

What a revelation - I always thought that Housey coats were so warm!
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Post by jhopgood » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:52 pm

Mid A 15 wrote:One legacy of CH is that it has to be very cold for me to feel it or want the heating on.

The downside is that the wife and daughters don't feel the same way!
I have the same problem except that I believe it is a combination of Housey and standing on the slope at the Valley.
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Re: Keeping warm in a housey

Post by Angela Woodford » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:07 pm

What sort of heating do the Houses have?

(I was just laughing as some neighbours had top-up oil delivered. A tanker arrived - "Fuel International Delivery Local"

I automatically read it as "Low - Cal". Oh dear. Dieter's mindset.)

At Hertford, always a rush at break for the best position sitting on the Dayroom radiator!

A Lakeland catalogue has just been delivered. I was excited to see a splendid chocolate coloured electric fleecy throw, with nine heat settings! Ideal in which to huddle to do one's prep, I thought.
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Re: Keeping warm in a housey

Post by Fjgrogan » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:50 pm

Sitting on radiators? Beware 'floating kidneys'!! (see elsewher on this forum!).
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