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Yes - Winter time heaven.
But in reality, my home isn't a rustic farmhouse cottage, it's a Victorian Terraced home in Bristol. I do have a log burner though. I was made redundant a few years ago, and with the redundancy package I splurged and had a burner installed. Best decision I ever made.
In the evenings I sit on the rug in front of the slate hearth and set to lighting the fire. I love the whole process (I get annoyed when Dan does it, it's my job!). I love the gathering of wood for the store. Visiting the farm get our Winter haul. Stacking the wood.
I love the sound of the fire, the crackle, the roaring woosh! as the paper flares up. The smell and the warmth. It makes Winter bearable. Makes our lounge alive with light, and sound. It is perfect.
I am on the hunt for a simple log basket. At the moment the logs are just in a pile on the hearth, just a bit messy for my liking. Here a few I quite like...