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UPDATE………
THE INSTALLERS ARRIVED BRIGHT AND EARLY…….CAUGHT ME IN BED, FIRST THING I KNEW WAS SOMEONE CLIMBING A LADDER OUTSIDE MY BEDROOM WINDOW…..
WAS RATHER WORRIED ABOUT THE CHIMNEY , BUT THE LINER WAS FINE GOING DOWN, EASIER THAN THE BRUSH GOING UP!!
AFTER SEVERAL HOURS ALL WAS FINISHED, LEFT WITH INSTRUCTIONS, OF WHAT NOT TO BURN, AND TO ONLY LIGHT 3 SMALL KINDLING FIRES TO BEGIN WITH…….

MAN ON ROOF, LINER BEING ADJUSTED…….SOMEONE ON THE ROOF SHOUTED RIGHT, BUT SOMEONE IN THE FIREPLACE WENT LEFT LOL

I DECIDED TO TREAT MYSELF TO A LITTLE FIRESIDE READING SO PURCHASED


I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED WITH LOG PILES….WEIRD I KNOW, AND HAVE LONG ADMIRED A WELL STACKED WOOD PILE…SO THIS BOOK WAS PERFECT WRITTEN BY LARS MYTTING.
After the runaway success of his book in Norway, where it sold in excess of 300,000 copies and was on the best-seller lists for more than a year after its 2011 publication. It has been translated into 10 languages and is now in our shops ready for Christmas – even here in the UK it’s been reprinted four times in one month and has sold more than 20,000 copies QUOTE FROM NEWSPAPER
How a book about Norwegian wood has become a global hit
​’Norwegian Wood’ is a paean to the wonders of felling, chopping and burning trees. An unlikely best-seller, it is now exciting woodburners all over the world……

HAVE BEEN ASTOUNDED AT WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED WHILST STACKING WOOD……HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES…..NOT THAT I HAVE THE TIME OR THE SPACE LOL!!

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE FIRE……..

THE WEATHER HAS TURNED WARMER…..WHAT DID I SAY? GOING BACK OVER MY PHOTOGRAPHS, THE LAST FEW YEARS WE HAVE HAD SOME VERY COLD WEATHER IN MARCH, WITH A LITTLE SNOW THROWN AT US……SO I AM LIVING IN HOPE, STILL CANNOT BELIEVE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS OF WAITING, IT IS FINALLY HERE…..PATIENCE PAID OFF!!

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Very nice DD. What a relief to have a chimney, or if would have been game over. We love ours, one of the best things we've ever bought. I can feel, out of character, youre hoping for a cold snap! Going to pm you on another matter 😊. I feel you'll be needing a beefy lumberjack 😉

6 Feb, 2016

 

Love the owl, wouldn't want to burn him.

6 Feb, 2016

bjs
Bjs
 

agree they look good and usually give plenty of heat.but who is going to clean up the ashes, if it was your idea should be you,not fair on OH.

6 Feb, 2016

 

Beautiful! Angela, you won't be able to tear yourself away from watching the flames - the garden will have to wait :)) Wonderful pictures of artistic log piles too . . .

6 Feb, 2016

 

How lovely - you'll be hooked in no time! Please let us know how you go on and whether it takes the place of central heating or if you just light it for treats!

6 Feb, 2016

 

enjoy your lovely fire...x

7 Feb, 2016

amy
Amy
 

I love the owl but would never want to burn it , the wood burner look splendid but oh so clean it puts mine to shame especially the hearth .. put your feet up warm your toes !

7 Feb, 2016

 

Um.....the Beatles wasn't it. ....Norwegian Wood 😆

Sorry xxx......

.those woodpiles are incredible and the owl especially would be hard to burn........

Wood stoves are something special aren't they...

7 Feb, 2016

 

Loved the title of your blog, DD2, and the wood piles are amazing - I bet it won't be long before you try your hand at log art. Enjoy your new fire, you will really feel the benefit in the coming wet and windy week :)

7 Feb, 2016

 

Love the log art. Enjoy your new log burning stove DD.

7 Feb, 2016

 

Very nice Dd, perfect for sitting cosy and reading your book on these dull, dark and windy days, enjoy it..
That owl is amazing but the faces to me are eerie......

7 Feb, 2016

 

Your log burner looks so neat and so welcoming. It is worth waiting for something that you really want and I hope it gives out lots of heat and lots of pleasure!

7 Feb, 2016

 

Wildrose, I feel it has been worth the wait, it is so cheering....
Lincs I find myself just sitting mesmerised by the flames, shall get nothing done at all especially housework!!
Lindak my OH has a new challenge now.....log art!!
Gee I thought the title would appeal to you!! it has been horribly windy the poor fire has taken a bashing....I wouldnt mind having a go at some log art on a small scale lol
Pam you are right I had forgotten the Beatles, that was a blast from the past! and yes stoves are very special..
Amy it only looks pristine because it is new, at the moment it is covered with logs, drying out, a shocking time waster though, flame staring lol
Sandra we will.....
Stera, I cannot see it taking the place of the heating, the house is too badly designed for that to happen, but I will let you know, just how much heat we get from it.....
Sheila I had forgotten just how enjoyable flame watching was lol
Brian not a problem for me, have already done it, you forget I am a farmers and butchers daughter, used to dirt, dust and manure!! not in the house, well not the manure lol
Siris, neither would I, there are some amazing piles of log art, not sure what they use as paint though, unless they cut the painted ends off before they burn it, certainly not allowed in the stove....
Dawn thank goodness for liners, our chimney is so ancient, it would never stand up to the heat.........do you know any beefy lumberjacks lol😏

8 Feb, 2016

 

Flame watching is a great pastime isnt it. Similar to the joy of watching your first automatic washing machine in the 70s!

8 Feb, 2016

 

Looks great Dd, warm, cosy, a real living fire...😀 That used to be on an advert in the 60s....wonder if it was for the national coal board?? A lovely focal point for your room and very meditative as you've found out! Mine is ticking away merrily....

8 Feb, 2016

 

we doubled up then Karen!

8 Feb, 2016

 

The fire looks nice and cosy.
Never mind the mild winter ... if we get a summer like last year you'll be able to light it in July :D

9 Feb, 2016

 

Hywel........that's not funny lol but the way the weather has been this winter.....who knows?
Janey I remember it.........have been inside most of the day, we have the fencers in!! our poor borders are taking a severe battering!! so I found it more comforting to sit and watch the fire!!😕
Karen it is very relaxing, has taken my eyes away from the Mayhem that is going on outside the window........
I wish my OH a and son in law hadn't made such a thorough job when they cemented the fence posts in😑

9 Feb, 2016

 

I hope yousurvived the storm intact A. It didnt reach us this time...in fact this week has been glorious so far, and my first daff is out and witchhazel covered in flowers. Clems have started growing, so I took the opportunity to plant some new ones that I snatched from the sale for £3 each. Then I felt justified in ordering three more that I couldn't get on the cheap! They should come this week and give me some beautiful pink flowers all summer. February is not so bad really s it? You start to see new growth and I've just seen the first sign of colour on some crocus buds in a verge. The birds have started singing their spring songs too. I do hope this summer is a bit better than last.....but you just never know do you...(.sigh)

10 Feb, 2016

 

Karen so glad Imogen didn't reach you, it was shocking here!! luckily it stopped just before the fencers arrived!!
We had a frost this morning, but lovely and sunny all day! Back to rain tomorrow, for a change lol😕

We noticed the birds singing.....we might just have an early Spring! I am not thinking about the summer...😐

11 Feb, 2016

 

Yes - the birds have started singing here too . . . in the sunshine yesterday a thrush was singing a loud, exuberant solo . . . wonderful! And there's masses of blossom all around, and it WILL be warmer by the end of the month :))

11 Feb, 2016

 

Sheila you say that with conviction......hope you are right, getting through my log supply too fast lol

13 Feb, 2016

 

Steady on Angela . . . and have you been told about "Northern Lights"? (can't remember whether I've mentioned them on here . . ). Sold by Lakeland, they are treated pine cones: when placed on the fire they produce beautiful blue/green flames.

17 Feb, 2016

 

I guess you've fallen in love with your woodburner 💞

On horrible days live this weeks sheeting icy rain its so warm and comforting
As you say the log supply shrinks fast though....

18 Feb, 2016

 

Sheila you did mention them to me, they sound very interesting, must make the effort to go over to Chichester sometime....
Pamg yes I love it, wonderful on miserable days like we have had this last few weeks.. OH has built me a log store lol!! as fast as he loads it up, I use them!!

19 Feb, 2016

 

Start filling it in the spring!

The local woods here sell logs, some burn better than others so if you get them early they have a chance to season.....

19 Feb, 2016

 

Thanks for the tip......I suppose it makes sense, still learning what to burn and what not to...

19 Feb, 2016

 

Beech-wood fires burn bright and clear
If the logs are kept a year;
Store your beech for Christmastide,
With new-cut holly laid beside.
Chestnut’s only good, they say,
If for years ‘tis stored away;
Birch and fir wood burn too fast,
Blaze too bright and do not last;
Flames from larch will shoot up high,
Dangerously the sparks will fly.
But ash wood green and ash wood brown
Are fit for a queen with a golden crown.

Oaken logs, if dry and old,
Keep away the winter’s cold;
Poplar gives a bitter smoke,
Fills your eyes and makes you choke;
Elm-wood burns like churchyard mould,
E’en the very flames are cold.
Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread
So it is in Ireland said;
Apple-wood will scent the room,
Pear wood smells like flowers in bloom.
But ash wood wet and ash wood dry
A king may warm his slippers by.

19 Feb, 2016

 

Read this poem many, many years ago.........so pleased to see it on here, will lift it on to my desktop, thanks Stera.......

19 Feb, 2016

 

That's a great poem, Sue. I was just thinking that we burn apple and pear logs, and they do smell sweet :)

21 Feb, 2016

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