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.