Those following me on Twitter will already know that I have been spending far too much time in front of my friend’s fireplace. They finally had their chimney swept and bought wood and Monday was the first time they lit it. Since then I have spent far too much time at her house for various reasons which wasn’t just the new fireplace. Honest!
I’ve missed the smell and the sound of a real fire. We used to have an oven [wood burning stove, whatever you call it] back home in Germany which used to heat the house quite well during the winter months.
Having a real fire is a little disappointing. It’s still warm, still smells of wood burning, but it doesn’t have the long lasting heat as all of it disappears straightaway and doesn’t get contained within the oven to heat later.
I’m still enjoying it though!