Saturday, 17 October 2009

The Fireplace, Days 4 and 5

It has been very cold the past couple of days. Yesterday morning the temperature was in the minuses (-2 according to the thermometer in the car), and we haven't had any heating except for a couple of cheap electric heaters. Even the heaters haven't been very effective - the chimney was open to the skies, so any hot air we did manage to generate disappeared instantly. This meant that Thursday night and Friday morning were pretty miserable.

The fireplace Thursday lunchtime

The fireplace, Friday lunchtime

The fireplace, Friday afternoon. Maybe you
can see where the masons trod...

The reason this blog entry is so short




  1. So happy to see your fireplace up and working, there is not much more miserable than being cold.

    It looks very cosy and inviting, hope it is working well, sure it won't take long to throw down a rug and pull up some comfy chairs, and some hot chocolate.....ah bliss

  2. It looks great! And I'm sure it feels great. We've been having wood fires for a few days now too.

  3. Congratulations on your new, beautiful fireplace. It looks very inviting! Martine

  4. Almost looks like it's been there a lifetime...

  5. Glad you have heat at last. It looks very nice too.

  6. Oooh! The fireplace look so very inviting!


  7. Very posh !!
    It looks very cosy too, and it must be a great relief to have proper heat at last.

  8. Amazing, just what I could do with here in the UK, I have an open fire and central heating but a wood burning stove would be great!