Thursday, 7 June 2012

Fire and Water


Mesmerising, both the bright and the ripply. Today there was a lot of water and wind. Without the sun the surface of the marina was ripply but dull. Definitely a day for retreating inside, and we lit the fire (yes, even on June 7th). It glows comfortingly in the corner.

My parents had a proper fire – it was something we all looked forward to when visiting at Christmas and so on. Messy, of course. Wood and coal to bring in, ashes to clean up. But definitely worth it – letting the mind lose itself in the flicker of an evening.

Before we bought Erin Mae, my best beloved was convinced we should have a wood-burner. I wasn't so sure – a bit concerned about safety when the children came to stay. I'm very glad she won.

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