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How To Top Up Your Winter Fuel Allowance

by | 21st, September 2007

images.jpgWINTER fuel payment insufficient?

Never fear. Joan Hiscock offers a novel way to warm up in the chillier months, and she’ll throw in free lighting and a cremation. Can’t say fairer than that.

You will, though, have to provide your own slippers, such as the woolly moccasins held aloft by Joan in the Sun.

Joan, aged 84, is reported to have enlivened an evening in by placing her slippers beneath a hot grill.

This is no indictment on the Meals On Wheels service, but a way Joan saw fit to warm up her clothing.

And boy did they get warm, catching light and filling her home with warming fire and cosy smoke.

Others in Joan’s sheltered accommodation facility shared in the hearty glow, and warmed up some more when they were encouraged to jog outside and see the fire engines arriving at the scene.

Says Joan: “I put the slippers under the grill to dry them after I had washed them…They set fire to the oven and everyone had to be evacuated. When they found out it was my slippers they were laughing. I’ve learned my lesson.”

Indeed she has. And Joan will be touring the nation advising the chilled and elderly on the best way to be like so much toast…



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