The temperature has finally plummeted and yet again the same old preoccupations have reared their ugly heads - chiefly, how to keep warm when you're sitting in front of a screen for hours on end!
Personally I favour the layering approach which generally includes a vest, long sleeved top and jumper, a hat, gloves (fingerless of course), pyjama bottoms, slippers, scarf and a fleecy blanket. This fetching get up can be enhanced by the addition of a hot water bottle during the crueler months and in truly desperate times a dressing gown can be thrown over the whole lot - I kid you not.
Without fail however, it has always been my poor feet that suffered the most by the end of a marathon typing session, but not for much longer!
Having mentioned 'writer's ailments' on Twitter this week the wonderful Sue Moorcroft came up with the perfect solution - a foot muff! Why hadn't I thought of that before? I hurriedly Tweeted back my thanks and began an immediate online search. Did you know, you can even get heated ones? Imagine that, a nice warm muff to keep my toes toasty!
Anyway, check out the (aesthetically challenging) image and you'll see what I mean. This winter I may look like I've just come in from the cold, but there'll still be plenty of heat and passion pouring onto the page!