After years of wishing, months of discussing and a few frustrating weeks of waiting we finally went for it and had a log burning stove installed. Love, love, love the fire. As it is contained in the stove there is no dust or mess and it gives off a warmth that is totally different to central heating, its very difficult to explain. Using logs there is also very little mess to empty - when we make fires we only have to empty the ash tray approx once each week.
It hasn't been cold enough to light it yet though we are waaaiiiting.................
This is the plain lampshade on a mini table on the landing. Before.......
66 rows X 90 rows - 5940 latches
Day 1 - 9 blocks of 10*10 done = 900 latches done
Day 2- 9 blocks of 10*10 done = 900 latches done
Day 3 - 12 blocks of 10*10 done = 1200 latches done
Day 4 - 6 blocks of 10*10 done = 600 latches done
Day 5 - 2 blocks of 10*10 done = 200 latches + 60 latches =260 latches done
3860 latches done
2080 latches left to do
Some bat facts what we could remember -
* bats can live up to 30 years
* bats eat insects such as midges and moths
* some species of bat can eat up to 3000 midges a night
* bats are nocturnal
*bats only need a small space such as a 1cm crack to make a roost
* bats have only one baby a year and get together to form a "creche"
* they use high frequency ultra sound to locate insects (their prey)
* they have limited eye sight