Wintry sceneI’d forgotten how ruddy painful they were.

Apparently only one in ten are affected by them, and I have been living chilblain free for years thanks to central heating. No more! The log fire just doesn’t cut the mustard. Even with the addition of a portable gas heater, Chez moi is struggling to reach ten degrees today. Also the French don’t seem to have heard of Deep Heat. The recommended cream from La Pharmacie is for chapped hands and has done nothing to tone down the burning. So I turn to the Internet for advice. What does it say? Keep warm! Thanks NHS direct, I’ll bear that in mind.

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