Tuesday, 7 October 2014

It's that time of year again!

Yes, lighting the wood burner for the very first time this Autumn and Winter, which we finally did on Monday. Although the lounge was 17C, it just felt so cold:
There, now isn't that better, an extra 3 degree's in about 10 minutes. We have now turned it down to just tick over, giving us background heat rather than roasting us. You can just see a little of the cotton rag rug I made a few years ago. It helps protect the carpet underneath it from spitting wood or dropping embers when we open the door on the burner.

Having just come back from our holidays, and eaten loads of Welsh Cakes, thought I'd dig out my recipe and give them another go:
I'll add it to my recipe page sometime. It has the finely grated zest of 1/2 a lemon in it, which gives it a nice twist on the original flavour.

Also out of the cupboard to see the light of day, is my fleece rag rug for beside the bed:
I just have to finish the middle then it can be in use. Here is a close up of some of it:
I'm determined to finish it this year as I would like to make one for DS and FDiL.



8 comments:

  1. I have been thinking about putting the heating on maybe tonight, it is certainly alot cooler down here in Devon today.

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    1. Average temperature at night here is about 4C! If we keep the lounge door closed the TVs kicks out enough heat to keep us just warm most nights this time of year!

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  2. Comparing your lovely clean and tidy hearth with our dusty mucky one, I was forced to go and do some sweeping and wiping!

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    1. Ha ha. It hasn't had time to get dirty yet. When in full use it gets cleaned 2 or 3 times a week!

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  3. We had the heating on today, I was sat stitching and got really cold. Its winter dinner time, and after a hot meal I feel warm inside and out.

    I love the colours you are using in your rug, very pretty.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, we find especially at lunch time if we are trying to avoid putting heating on, that a good hot bowl of soup works wonders. Soon be time to dig out the fingerless gloves!

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  4. Oh a wood burner - this is on my wish list but hubby is a bit dubious so not sure if it will happen.....yet. Your Welsh cakes look delicious. P x

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    1. Thank you, tasted nice as well! Getting a wood burner put in was the best decision we ever made. If we were a bit younger, I would have had another in the dining room which would have helped warm the back of the bungalow. Last winter, we had our heating on for no more than 1 hour a day. The wood burner is in the front room and the heat from it heats the hall as well. If you have a house, the heat will rise (especially with a little fan on top) and warm the upstairs of a house as well.

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