29. May, 2019

First Fire of the Winter

It was barely cold enough for the fire but it was wet and miserable and the brightness of the fire always seems comforting somehow. It had been a bit of a mission as when I first tried to light it last week it was smoky and then Rob cleaned the chimney but it was still not good so I ended up having to take the fire bricks at the top of the firebox out and there was the problem. a lot of soot had fallen down and was blocking the double burning action of the fire. Once the fire bricks were replace it went a treat and it does make the lounge very cosy. It is supposed to get much colder next week so I will be all organised.