Winter Indoor Fires

We seem to go through stages of lovely winter days and nights and then the temperatures drop drastically to what I call un-liveable  temperatures.  Anything below 20°C falls into the un-liveable category for me.

This is how, when Pete is not away on business, we enjoy our evenings when the un-liveable temperatures hover outside.

We start like this

Work our way up to this

Got to burn the grid before braaing

Keeping things nice and toasty

It’s lovely sitting in the lounge all toasty while enjoying a braai for supper and watching some telly with your better half and toasting just being together.

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49 thoughts on “Winter Indoor Fires

  1. I agree with you that anything under 20C is not life sustaining. I’m definitely not a winter person. How lovely to have an open fire. There’s nothing better than sitting near a roaring fire on a cold winter’s night and enjoying a risotto and a glass of red while watching something fabulous on TV xx

  2. Great fire! Our summer has been as hot as you winter has been cold. I think we are all ready for a shift.
    There is nothing quite like snuggling around a fire with your sweetie. :)

  3. How I would love to experience a winter like yours, Mandy. Here, if we have a daytime temperature higher that 10˚C in winter, you’ll see people running along the Lake in shorts. No, I won’t be among them. We’ll just have to make sure you visit here between June and September.

  4. I *so* miss a hardwood fire … not just in my home, but the smell of woodsmoke in the air in fall when the weather starts to change. I have to say though, I have a bit of a different perspective in 20 degree weather :)

    • It is a lovely smell John. Pete says that “real” fires are made with wood, not charcoal and the likes. ;-) I can only imagine what it must be like living in the temperatures that you do! Have a great weekend ahead. :-)

  5. I love these photos, and I can’t wait until it’s time for a fire in the fireplace again. Thanks for giving me some hope for the cooler days I know are coming. It is nice here today though, 70 F….that’s about perfect for me :) Have a wonderful day Mandy!

    • Thanks Sarah. Amazing how we start wishing for different weather, although I would gladly accept summer all year around. Pete can still build his fires outside for a braai (barbecue). :-D Have a super weekend ahead. :-)

  6. Oh my goodness, Mandy…New England would not be a place for you to visit. Nights in the summer in Maine are cooler than 20. I must agree that there is nothing nicer than sitting in front of a fire.

  7. How lovely – I do like an open fire. We are having a bit of weather here too – the sunny kind – no need for a fire, unless it’s for BBQ-ing!

  8. If 20 is unbearable for you then you will not like NZ, at summer that the average temperature but in winter it drops to 10 average and sometime it goes low as 2 at least in Auckland

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