I am a follower of the Frugal Queen, (here she is making some soap) who is an example to us all of how to consume as little as possible.
Today, for want of anything better to write about, (we've done the Pope, and I do not do political conferences as of last Monday) I shall mention a small energy conservation matter.
People like Frugal Queen do without freezers, but lots of us slackers do have them. Now if you have to get something out of the freezer and de-frost it, the best place to do that is in your fridge, on the topmost shelf, not in the open air in the kitchen. Because. In the fridge, it will cool the fridge down, and save the fridge having to run its motor to cool down. And if it is in the open air, it will cool the house down just that tiny bit, which will make your central heating (yes, I know, but we do tend to have it) run that tiny bit more.
The only inconvenience is that the defrost process takes longer. Oh and put it on a tray or a plate, because it will dribble otherwise.
That's all. Back we go to the submission to the DWP.