Well winter is fast approaching over here. It isn't too cold just yet but it will be soon I am sure.
In the Jackie annual 1978 it published 50 ways warm up your winter (you know until I started publishing knitting patterns I never realised it had a 'startling' sweater on the cover girl). I am not going to type out the 50 but a selection from the list. It must have been money for old rope writing these things for teenagers then ... mind you my teen reads some utter 'tosh' these days too.......
Oh and these were written when life wasn't so PC as it is today.
Get in with the road mending lads, and they'll let you war your toes on the brazier. (70s ed. Gosh my mum would have gone mental if I had done that!)
Knit a vast scarf big enough to wrap around twp or three people - and share. Queueing for buses can be fun from now on
Sprinkle itching powder in your undies - the scratching, rubbing and jumping about maybe agony, but keeps goose-pimples firmly at bay! (70s ed. and any prospective boyfriend too I would imagine...)Fall in love with a fur salesman and hint.
Always go to social occasion that have been jinxed by bad weather, bus strikes, and anything else likely to cut down the numbers attending- more boys than girls will manage to show up, and you'll have less competition (70s ed. Huh? Lads is this true??)
Make yourself a quilted outfit- but better lose weight first or you'll look like a walking EiderdownBe a walking hot water bottle - strap them round your waist, under your arms and inside your little woolly hat (70s ed. & just how much weight would you have to lose to look good in this little number)
Grow an extra layer of fat to keep you warm (and don't write to us complaining about it come Spring) (70 ed. Gawd no wonder teenagers get confused!)
Plaster your walls with holiday brochures, put on your bikini and use your imagination 70s ed. WT....??)
Go on, buy that Afghan Lamb coat: it'll probably smell so bad you will have to keep it in the garden shed but it's warm.
Give up surfing!
Knit knit yourself a toe-length Balaclava helmet (70s ed. ??? saying nubbin')
Wrap yourself in a sheepskin coat and bleat at the snowman (70s ed. This could be kinda hazzardous in certain rural areas!!)
Find some who fat to cuddle who isn't a fresh air freak.
Marry an Arab!