.............not all those that wander are lost..............

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Keeping the Home Fires Burning.....................

...........there's a song in there somewhere!

Last week we had to arrange a visit from the chimneysweep. He's a lovely chatty man who spends 20 minutes cleaning the chimney, 30 minutes drinking coffee (sitting down, as he says that's the right way to drink it!) and 60 minutes telling us local gossip and stories. Great entertainment.

He has to do this once a year for the insurance cover on the house here.


{Photo of the chimney cleaning machine}

I'm glad if Him Indoors is here for it as our 'ramoneur' is a bit of a ladies' man! A natural charmer! He also speaks French very quickly and I find it hard to follow the conversation if I've got to supply an answer as well.

So now the stove is working much better with all that gunk removed.

{Photo of our wood burning stove}

Nothing quite as cosy as sitting, drinking tea and eating cake beside this fire.

Mmmmmm!

3 comments:

Alan Sloman said...

"Nothing quite as cosy as sitting drinking tea and eating cake beside this fire."

I find that too - but last night it was freshly pressed espresso and a large tin of treacle sponge cooked in the microwave to watch the curling around midnight... The diet's shagged...

Laura said...

To be honest, espresso and treacle sponge will do nicely..........

peewiglet said...

A lovely-looking stove! Can hardly wait to have one...