Oh my word if there was ever a time to become au fait with thermostatically controlled radiator valves! Energy prices have risen far more than anyone ever predicted – due to two major factors. Firstly the reliance on soviet fuel pipelines has become unstable due to the war currently sweeping that area. Also, the UK energy controllers have scrapped a price cap that was holding prices artificially low. For example, my own fuel bill, a budget plan spread over 12 months was at £110 per months for just the gas and electricity. Two months ago it had risen to £150 and next month it will be £190. I used to pay £150 for all the fuel plus home phone line, all calls, mobile phone and calls plus my broadband. for someone living alone it now seems a huge hike and I am trying to remember to turn off all lights after leaving an area. I also have to turn down radiators and shut off unused rooms. But keeping down the thermostat in the hall by just a point or two helps greatly. The heating itself will be turned off as soon as this current frosty weather disappears!