Duvet in the sun

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How many months of the year in Andalucia do you need a Duvet or Blankets?

All year
4
13%
Never needed
1
3%
9 months of the year or less
13
41%
6 months of the year or less
9
28%
3 months or less
5
16%
 
Total votes: 32

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Duvet in the sun

Postby Kathy » Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:31 pm

After a beautiful summer, I collected my Duvet yesterday from its temporary home at the dry cleaners, its been living there since mid June, so that makes 3 and a half months of the year when I´m comfortable without a Duvet in Andalucia.

Is this the norm?

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby costagirl » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:19 pm

took ours off the beginning of may this year and actually felt like putting it back on last night !!
but restrained myself !!

will probably go back on in the next few weeks.

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby annie_d » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:09 pm

Ah but what Tog are you talking? Mine is 4.6 and I have him on all year
anyway, anyway, love from me.

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby Kathy » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:25 pm

Not sure of my tog, its a hot one, maybe 13??? thats a guess

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby oliveview01 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:28 pm

We have the summer weight one on now. it will stay there until the nights get warmer again. The winter one is too warm. If it gets really cold I use a crochet blanket on my side, hubby says it´s too hot with it on the bed!!
When we had friends stay last year they had the heater on in the room all night, the electric blanket that can be left on all night if needed, a sheet, a winter weight quilt, a blanket and a bedspread and they said it was cold! Think the friend needs to invest in thermal pjs´instead of flimsy nighty :lol: Oh and the friend had a hotwater bottle too :shock:

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby costagirl » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:47 pm

Goodness me, did these friends come from the sahara desert or somewhere like that :D :D :D

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby tjtops » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:00 am

4.6 tog spring and autumn; 10 tog winter; cotton sheet July/August; June Sept sheet plus old-fashioned cellular blanket... (anyone still remember those?? :lol: )
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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby costagirl » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:13 am

nope dont know what a cellular blanket is.

enlighten me please !!

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby tjtops » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:05 am

:lol: well they were very popular in my mother's day ( :lol: )...sorta look like crochet ...ie string vest but smaller holes!!! You used to be able to get them in very lightweight wool or cotton and they are brill ....kinda 'gently' warm if you know what I mean!!!... And of course breathable...absolutely perfect for over here when it's too warm for a duvet but too cool for just a sheet. Saves a lot of the 'chucking the covers off, pulling them back on half an hour later' cycle!!!
Does that help???
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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby costagirl » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:33 am

Yes that helps :D :D

They sound like a great idea for over here.

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby tjtops » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:38 am

I've a feeling I saw some in Bed Linen Direct last year, and although they were synthetic -- ie not pure wool but a lightweight synthetic mix -- they are considerable better than 'solid' covers.......otherwise, check out the charity shops!!!
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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby Wicksey » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:52 am

My 13.5 tog stays on the bed all year, albeit folded on my feet in the summer months (and sometimes gets kicked off onto the floor). It is definately up around my neck now that the nights have turned cooler :wink: .

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby kexon » Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:51 am

No duvet here yet and I live near Olive view o1.Havent used the duvet since May.

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby Wicksey » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:25 pm

.... oh, and I forgot to mention the bedsocks (winter months only :lol: )

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby katy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:36 pm

Gosh! some of you must live in some cold places. I have a reputation for being "nesh" but still don't have a duvet on. Cotton sheet and a thinnish quilted spread...just right after all the hot nights. :D

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby hillybilly » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:08 pm

I had to look up the word "nesh" to see what it meant!
My duvet went on this last week. In midwinter it is joined by a blanket and I too am a vision of sartorial elegance in pyjamas and socks. No hot water bottle but I find a hot Staffie under the duvet is wonderful :wink: Plus heating of course...yes, it gets bloomin cold up here!

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby dido72 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:30 pm

It seems to have been a really short summer, we put our duvets away at the end of May and I am getting them out again tonight!!! I was frozen last night with a sheet and fleece blanket on so all the duvets are coming out!!! I thought we would be sweltering for most of the year :(

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby oliveview01 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:28 pm

Forgot, friend puts on her hubbys socks too...... the ones he has taken off, cos they are warm :shock: nothing worse than another persons warm socks :shock:

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby daisylulu » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:32 pm

I took our duvets off at the end of may and have just put them back on
...it gets chilly here at night, don't think it will be long until we light the fire :shock: :D

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Re: Duvet in the sun

Postby karandjon » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:18 pm

3.5tog most of the year, and winter 10 tog nov-mar. must admit that most of the year it is spent at the bottom of the bed tho! :D
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