Happy New Year, my darlings!
It was a hot one for us – still 35 degrees (C) at 10pm. The overnight minimum was 28, around 7am. By 10, it was back up to 35.
We have a cooler in the living room but not in the bedrooms. When we installed central heating, we considered the option of central air conditioning as well, but it didn’t feel justified for the very few days a year when you really (desperately) need it.
The kids’ room was almost unbearable last night, but I don’t really want to put a fan in there (little fingers, etc). Ceiling fans would be good but I am not sure that it would be possible to fit one around the existing light fittings.
We have a portable fan in our room, though – which led to my breakthrough discovery: A cold, wet towel.
Yep, that’s how I slept last night. Cold, wet spit rug (errm, cloth nappy) over my legs, fan going all night. I was my own air conditioner.
I realised how effective it was when Otto woke up and I had to go back into her room to soothe her.