I haven’t blogged in ages, it’s mad really but things have been busy with House DIY and we definitely aren’t done yet. Today, however I was chatting to a colleague and we got onto the subject of fires. We both have woodburners and he asked if we have used ours yet. Well flint and I love a fire and so does Tilly so yes we’ve had a few!
My colleague said he was going to have one yesterday but realised they didn’t have any fire lighters so they didn’t. I was outraged! ‘You don’t need firelighters’ I squealed and started chatting about the use of candles or cotton wool and Vaseline. I then talked about little twigs and then slightly bigger bits of wood until you gradually build up to logs.
Suddenly I caught myself and realised what I was saying. Oh wow I’m giving someone tips on lighting a fire.
WHAT HAS HAPPENED?!!
Here’s my little step by step on how.
On the right is a bunch of thin pieces of wood which I split with an axe from the larger wood on the left.
I then set the paper alight with a match and gradually stacked the other bits of wood around the flames being careful not to crush them
Finally I added some small logs and shut the doors to the woodburner to control the air flow