I realised today that this is the fourth December in a row that I have lived in a different place. I also realised that this apartment is not cold unlike our last one. The new apartment actually has air conditioners / heaters that work as they are supposed to. We also have under floor heating in the living room and a blow heater of some sort in the bathroom. No longer will the heated toilet seat make the loo the warmest place to be.
It’s still fairly mild in Tokyo and we haven’t needed to use the heating much. At night I prefer to wrap myself up in a fluffy blanket rather than put on the heating. I’m a bit envious of my friends who keep telling me about the snow they are having. But I do know that snow is one of those things I always think of fondly but that the reality is sometimes much less appealing.