It's been cold here this morning, and I mean really cold, so much so I was almost tempted to flick a switch and set the central heating in motion ..... almost!!
Instead I decided to go out to the wood store and bring some more logs and wood into the house. There was already enough at the side of the log burner to have a fire tonight, but I don't like filling up the log basket in the dark, spiders, moths and screeching birds make for an eerie time late at night, and anyway wood at room temperature burns so much better and warmer. So I thought I should stock up now so I could light the fire early to warm up the house.
Once we do get the house warm it holds onto the heat really well thanks to the excessively thick insulation in the loft and the Aga ticking over twenty four seven.
Two loads of wood like this and I was happy I had more than enough wood to last the afternoon and the evening.
Oh, and did you spot the little visitor in the top two pictures .....
... I thought I saw movement as I stepped back with my bowl of wood and when I stood still and watched he started hopping about. A cheerful little chappy in his red waistcoat. He made my day.
After all the gathering and carrying of the ood and then stacking it beside the log burner I was lovely and warm so I didn't end up lighting the fire but I will be lovely and cosy tonight .... and hopefully somewhere outside in his nest or den so will my little feathered friend.