2005-12-19 - 3:43 p.m.
We're back from our cosy holiday in Cornwall. Amazingly we're not frozen into two blocks of ice, despite having just spent four days in a caravan by the sea in December. I had no idea that caravans warmed up so well. It was an extremely cute electric caravan with a bar heater, and you had to feed it pound coins to keep the little wheel spinning round. This was, in fact, fascinating. Did you know, for instance, that boiling a kettle eats almost more electricity than using a power shower, and certainly more than keeping a room heated and lit for an hour?
You know, if there was a book called 'How to Cope with your First Christmas as a Housewife', I would buy it. Definitely. There's a real hole in the market there.