I finally admitted defeat and put the central heating on an hour ago (yes, I know I said I wasn't going to until December but I'm blooming freezing).
We had about 20 minutes of glorious, wonderful, toasty warmness.....
.......... and the bloody gas ran out!!!
No heating until tomorrow and hmmmmm, maybe we won't be having sausage and mash tonight after all.
Oh well, cheese and pickle cobs for tea it is then. I loathe electric cookers but at times like this they look more appealing.