Almost forgotten skills needed

28. April 2010 by Ludger

We bought fire irons and firewood, we still got lighters from the last Braai,
but starting a fire was a challenge.

First,
I don’t know the quirks of our fireplace,
and in addition –
rainy weather doesn’t the improve the draught of any chimney.

Finally I got it lighted, without transforming the master bedroom into a a smokehouse.

Would the fireplace be useful at all to heat the house? Most likely not being situated on the first level.

Well, it’s more about a romantic atmosphere than about cosy temperatures. – You can’t always get what you want.

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