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I was huddled around the fireplace tonight at 8pm. The dishes needed doing. Little Zs bag needed packing. Eastenders needed watching on delay. But I couldn’t be bothered. I just wanted to lay in front of the fire after a long day at work.

Winter is coming (a la Game of Thrones).

I’m not much of a winter person. I don’t like dark mornings or dark evenings… or the cold! I’m completely in love with warm weather and sun and sunny blue skies. Alas… we have been in dark dreary weather for seems like the entire year. And coupled with the never ending, ark worthy rain, the only thing that makes it all better is to curl up in front of the fire and turn our house into a cosey warm bubble filled with long lie ins and Little Z sleeping through.


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  1. Sarah Wood September 26, 2012 / 6:37 am

    Looks very inviting! Good way to spend 8pm!

  2. Molly - Mother's Always Right September 26, 2012 / 9:10 am

    I want your fire! We have a log-burning stove but it’s such a pain to light and clear out I put it off for as long as possible. Yours looks far easier!

  3. saveeverystep September 26, 2012 / 10:12 am

    The ONLY good thing about a British winter – a good excuse to put the fire on and draw the curtains!

  4. Herding Cats September 26, 2012 / 10:32 am

    Nice and cosy. I actually love winter, not the dark mornings. But the bundling up, the rosy cheeks and getting all warm and snuggly on those cold dark nights.

  5. Jacq September 26, 2012 / 12:05 pm

    Lovely fireplace. We don’t have a fire but I think I’d like one!

  6. Natalie September 26, 2012 / 12:35 pm

    Ooh, looks so cosy! We moved into a house with open fire places last year, but didn’t make use of them due to baby being so small- will definitely change that this year! It’s so cold already 🙁

  7. Louise Lloyd September 26, 2012 / 1:49 pm

    Definitely cannot beat a log burning stove. As much as I agree and am not a winter person, I do like the warmth and snuggleness of this!

  8. Kelly Wiffin September 26, 2012 / 2:23 pm

    One day we will have a wood burner…one day!

  9. fivegoblogging September 26, 2012 / 8:09 pm

    I can’t wait to get the fire going! Perfect:-)

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