Cozy on down

Hello reader,

I’ve given in and lit the fire. It’s throwing it down with rain, the wind is bashing the side of the house and it’s pitch black. After a lovely day at work, I raced home as we’ve had a stove installed. Much more effective than an open fire and a few logs have warmed the entire house all evening. I’ve even washed some laundry and I’ll leave it to dry in the residual heat over night. I’ll spend the next few hours marking books in front of the fire with some herby tea. The wind can howl, it’s cozy inside. Not being in any debt means I can afford to invest in keeping warm and after the bitterness of a house that we could only afford to heat to seventeen degrees, the delicious warmth of the stove is total luxury.

Good night readers, until tomorrow,

Love Froogs

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25 thoughts on “Cozy on down

  1. Hey Froogs, Thanks for your recent comments on my blog, your input really helped us to get our heads around the situation. We are off to speak further with the Senco at our probable 1st choice school on Friday morning. Big hugs. Sue x x x

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  2. Used to love my log fire, just a big opening with a dog basket could take 26″ logs. Very inefficient, but firewood collected from all sorts of places free, nobody seems to want logs.
    Sadly we're now gas fire, look-like-coals flames, much less work but nowhere near as nice to sit in front of.
    I'm jealous.

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  3. When we first moved into our cottage we couldn't wait to use our multi-fuel stove and still get a buzz from it.

    It's a lovely cosy feeling and you're right that the heat spreads throughout the house.

    We have collected 14 wooden pallets to cut up and use through the winter. We never turn down free wood.

    Last year we only used 3 bags of coal, during the coldest nights and have enough left over for this year.

    Good luck with this new challenge..you'll be making paper logs next!

    Sft x

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  4. Still too warm for that in East Anglia, and my cold is giving me a slight temperature, so I have heating of my own! BUT I am looking forward to lighting our woodburner in the not too distant future. Yours looks lovely, so do enjoy it 🙂

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  5. I would really like a stove like that, we have a newish house(1999) but no chimney can you still have one. I am crossing my fingers waiting for your reply as your house looks similar to mine when you take pictures. I think David C needs to employ you to address the nation on the advantages of paying off credit cards it made me chuckle when he told us we all need to do it, you've been telling us the same for a couple of years!! X x

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  6. I miss my fire like mad. But BARRow move.glad you are tostieand can vouch for cast iron cooking and jacket spurs wrapped in tinfoil or pot in a scrabble tin like the army use.

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  7. Ooohhh…. Tell all about the stove, please! What type, how big and how much did it cost including installation, please. We want one – assuming the flue is OK, the chimney is ready for one to be fitted – but the only price we've been quoted is £1,000 (and that was at a show). I'd really like something to compare that to.

    Many thanks.

    Pam

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  8. How easy/expensive is it to have a WBS installed in an 80s small detached house. The trouble is, like you FQ, I'd love to move somewhere else in few years and it might cost money for something another person won't want!

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  9. I would really like a stove like that, we have a newish house(1999) but no chimney can you still have one. I am crossing my fingers waiting for your reply as your house looks similar to mine when you take pictures. I think David C needs to employ you to address the nation on the advantages of paying off credit cards it made me chuckle when he told us we all need to do it, you've been telling us the same for a couple of years!! X x

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  10. Hi everyone. I already had a chimney, it just needed altering to have a bigger chimney breast and a family member did it at a realistic price. woodburners costs as little or as much as you want to pay. The chimney liner and fitting was some where between a lot and a fortune as was the stove. I won't be able to sell my house until the economy picks up and it could take a long time.

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  11. I have an open fire in the front room, I wish I had a stove instead as I don't like lighting it, it makes the house smoky and most of the heat goes up the chimney. Sadly, I am renting, so can't just replace it with a stove, and I don't think I could find one that fits either, as it is a small Victorian fireplace.

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