Went shopping afterwards while it was dry looking for a cushion pad to finish the crochet pillow, B&M still didn't have any in stock though so that project is still on hold for the time being.
Jenny - remember the brown card we brought from the craft fair to make labels?
I started mine today, long overdue!
I did eight Christmas decorated ones so far (made using green Christmas washi tape & Me to You Bear 3D stickers)...........
Took a joint of pork out of the freezer last night, was going to do pork baps for tea tonight, something easy as got loads on, I forgot to cook it, eeeek! Mark had to take Anais swimming so I could stay at home and watch the pork cook. We had a snack before swimming lesson and had pork baps when they got back nearly 8PM instead.
Me and Roman lit Fred today so it was warm for when they got back.
We haven't burnt any smokless anthracite yet as although it is supposed to last longer I don't think you get the flame with it and also it is supposed to create more mess.
Wood likes to burn on a bed of ash, it is supposed to act as a "duvet" and keep the chamber warm. First up put in a firelighter...............
Don't know if that's "correct" but it works for us.
Love the stove, had been talking about it for a few years, could never justify it. Got back from the caravan over the summer said its now or never, glad we went for it, love the "atmosphere" it creates, its cozy and Christmassy!