I don't know what's wrong with me at the moment, but I'm really, really tired. I haven't been working any harder than normal and I haven't been doing anything out of the ordinary but for some reason I'm tired. I woke up at almost 9am this morning which is so not like me, I'm usually up and about by 7am and yesterday afternoon I was so tired that I curled up on the sofa and had a nap. I think it's the weather, I may me going into hibernation mode early this year. It's raining and it's cold and yesterday, when I went to the car boot sale at 7.45am, it was 6 degrees!! That's 10 degrees lower than this time last week and when I got back with my haul of goodies, I was so chilly that I caved and lit a fire! In august ..... whoever heard of such a thing. I would have put the heating on but oil is so absolutely, extortionately expensive now ....... £500 each time I have a tank full of oil ..... so I am going to have to be really careful with it this winter and only have the oil-fired heating on a couple of hours each day to heat the water. Heating for the house is going to have to come from burning coal and logs on the fire and from putting on extra layers of clothes. I am also going to be making a massive draught excluder for in front of the living room door to try and keep the cold out of the living room and putting a thicker curtain over the front door. I know that some of the bloggers I follow have amazing tips for thrifty living and for keeping costs down and these have been very helpful but if anyone has any tips for stretching a small budget a bit further I would be most interested to hear them. It all helps.