Friday, 22 March 2013

No-One Expects The Spanish Inquisition.

A couple of reader picked up on a point I tried to hide in the text yesterday.

Yes, The Chap received a gas bill of £700 for the quarter. We live in a 3 bedroom house.

I am not worried about the Cats getting up the duff anymore as The Chap's had kittens!

I write a blog on how to reduce your outgoings and pay off your debt then go and then receive a quarterly gas bill for £700.... something is wrong somewhere.

Of course no-one expects the Spanish Inquisition which is exactly what I got when I returned home from work. Actually I got a text about it whilst still at work he was that upset.

But, not with me...

For you see I do not even know where the central heating control panel is. I think he suspects the cats..

Ofcourse the upshot is that gas usage is being reviewed. The Results
  • We are changing supplier
  • We have reviewed the when it will now be programmed. Not at all in the morning, and 4 hours from 6.30 - 10.30pm
  • The thermostat has been turned down
  • The Chap is looking into cavity wall insultation.
  • We are also going to purchase draft excluders for the lounge.
I did point out that my combined bill at my 2 bed flat was considerably less than this, and so perhaps he should allow me to me to control the heating.

Watch this space!

Frugally yours


  1. The Chap may be jumping on the frugality bandwagon - this might be the needed push!

  2. I have to say that if my fuel bill came in that high I would have such a hissy fit that you would hear me. When the red mist cleared i would be breathing fire and brimstone down the phone line to my power supplier.

    1. Fire and Brimstone is much more TCs way of dealing with things. I am more A brew and a biscuit kind of girl.
      We will find out in 3 months I suppose.

  3. Hi Abigail, been reading your blog for ages now and enjoy it very much. Have not got round to posting but thought I would say hi and let you know about draft excluders as they can be made very easily and cheaply. I make my own. Must do a tutorial actually... but I just get a cheap pair of thick tights, last time I got thick grey ones from Primark. I cut them at the gusset so you get 2 out of each pair, then stuff each leg with plastic bags and I put a little bit of rice in them at each end to give it some weight then tie the end with a bit of ribbon or an elastic band. So easy and works a treat!

    1. Mary, I really appreciate you coming by and commenting. Thank you x.
      Draft excluders are a great idea, I am planning on making some when I go back to my sewing circle after Easter, but at the moment with my sewing machine and overlockers at my parents, plus no table to sew at. It might be a while! Arrrghh living in a building site is driving me potty!


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