it is so simple
but on damp and cold nights
feels so luxurious.
My hot water bottle
put at the foot of my bed
about an hour before going to bed
I started doing this when I lived at the old farm house
and started using this warmer
While eating evening meal I fill the bottle
with hot tap water
until water in kettle is boiling hot.
Then pour out the tap water (ruined a hot water bottle years ago by first using boiling water)
this warms the inside of the bottle
and then fill with the boiling water.
Wrap in soft material and put at foot of bed
in an hour when I go to bed
the warmth is so nice and comforting.
I know many who use something electric
and I find that drying.
The hot water bottle is not drying to my skin
and still warm in the morning when it is emptied
Someone shared that on their trips to England
at fine Inns they placed a hot water bottle
at the foot of the bed....
The one I bought 3 years ago is a beautiful shade of blue
instead of red like I have had in the past.
but over the last 14 hours
a lot has been past on.
One passed out and head concussion.
My children very concerned as it is their father.
Another, in the last stage of cancer
and then one who has been like a sister
in the past shared her husband recently
had a head injury.
the sun is shining
birds at the feeders
life goes on
at a slower pace
and I wish
the damp earth surrounding my cottage
and I could get on my tractor....
maybe next Spring....