Saturday, 8 October 2011
Well, autumn has arrived and with it the crisp cool days and grey weather.
We lit our first fire in the fireplace yesterday. Took a bit to get it going. These european woods are not like the Aussie ones.... a different tactic is needed.
This is my effort of today. Not perfect, but it has been burning all afternoon and the lounge and dining (as well as our bedroom upstairs) are toasty and oh so comfortable.
The boys are discovering the delights of a wood fire too. Eric has not left his post on the armchair beside the fire since he realised how warm it was. Guy keeps enticing me back in to the lounge so he can toast in front of the fire.... but being my shadow, he has to leave it each time I do.
Off for work for the next week, then back home and time to get on with the autumn chores in the garden. The apples are ripe and I have already had a bucketful from the wild tree in the wood. Delicious, crunchy and tart. Makes fabulous compote too!