As predicted the weather has turned cold today and an open coal fire seemed a good way to cheer ourselves up.
We recently had the chimney swept, at the cost of £54, it took the sweep around about 20 minutes to do this but as it had not been swept for 2 or 3 years we thought it best.
Mr.T has in the past swept the chimney but he did have a few disasters, like pulling the rods back down with no brush on the end. lol
It took him the best part of the day getting the brush back down, and had to resort to a bent fork on the end of the rod in the end.
So you can understand why we got the sweep in this time. lol
There she blows, or should I say draws...
Notice the copper bucket, just got down from the loft and badly in need of a polish.
That's a job for Mr.T tomorrow.
This bucket belonged to my Gran and my Grandad used to polish it each week to a really good shine.
What could be nicer than a coal fire ?
I can just sit looking at it without doing anything else and not feel guilty.
Look...they've all retreated to the back of the room until they've assured themselves that its safe. lol