For the last few nights I have reluctantly switched on the central heating as it was a bit chilly. Tonight, however, I decided to light the tzaki. What a good decision. Not only has the fire heated the ground floor of the house but has given the soul back to the house. I have a double-sided wood burner which heats my little "snug" one side and the larger "drawing room" on the other. When I switch on the central heating it takes the chill off the house, but now I have lit the tzaki, the whole house has come alive. I cannot quite explain why, but the heart of the house is beating again.
Message posted by 2Tonsils on 15áNovemberá2011 at 7:41pm - IP Logged
Lavinia that sounds really poetic! Lovely description of what a living fire does. At the end of the summer, after listening to all the tax hikes we were going to be subjected to...we decided to forget the central heating and light the olive wood fire again.
Great decision! It is warm and cosy in the house if we light the fire for a couple of hours in the evening. We have just put the electric blanket back onto the bed and that will be enough heating for us for now.
You are right, the house comes to life and feels warm and welcoming again...Home in fact!!!
Message posted by DCV on 15áNovemberá2011 at 7:51pm - IP Logged
My other half has just been given an early Christmas pressy of a briquette log maker - so we can use up all the E2.50 papers we have bought over the last 5 years in Corfu So looking forward to sitting in the sun in the summer preparing for the winter.
Message posted by Lavinia on 15áNovemberá2011 at 8:12pm - IP Logged
Can we please share your briquette log maker? Joking apart, one of the joys of the tzaki is the wonderful smell of olive logs burning in the hearth. This is what my daughter always remarks on. When she gets off the plane just before Christmas, the smell of olive wood burning means she is well and truly back home in Kerkyra.
Message posted by julesx2 on 15áNovemberá2011 at 11:37pm - IP Logged
Central heating!!! Its so easily switch on and offable...wasnt that the ad with the creature comforts characters? julesxx
Message posted by Purple on 15áNovemberá2011 at 11:54pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by mousey on 16áNovemberá2011
De humidifier during the day
You have to watch those dehumid thingies. They will dry you out if your not careful. They literally suck the moisture out of everything. I had one going in a building extension... couldn't understand why my eyes were getting sore and I was constantly thirsty.. ended up with a pounding headache and was ill for days afterwards...
Message posted by Viv D on 16áNovemberá2011 at 2:51pm - IP Logged
There is nothing nicer than being drawn into a room by a lovely log fire. Feeling the warmth around you almost like a really big welcoming Hug .
In Greek Mythology Hestia is the Goddess of the Hearth.
Message posted by Bob and Wendy (Uncle Bob) on 16áNovemberá2011 at 3:57pm - IP Logged
Bob and Wendy
Interesting question! And one of the few times you can actually have both.
Yes, woodburners are now available that readily provide hot water and central heating as well as a radiant open fire should you wish it.
We spent last evening with friends who have had this system installed and linked into their existing oil fired system so they can pick and choose just by shutting or opening a couple of valves.
Message posted by razaker on 16áNovemberá2011 at 9:35pm - IP Logged
Lavina, Corfu in the sun go hand in hand with the ambiance of its beauty, but you have brought a new ambiance for this time of year with the open fire touch, throw in some chestnuts & other winter warmers a open fire brings, then you might just single handtly might bring in winter tourism. Ha just a thought...but that was very lovely put, even though it was about the heating...
Message posted by Lavinia on 16áNovemberá2011 at 9:49pm - IP Logged
Well, thank you razaker! I must admit to finding your post a bit hard to read though...Incidentally I have had the central heating on for half an hour but my lovely fire is blazing away and making it feel like home. The cat and the dog are curled up on the long stool in front of the fire, so everyone is happy.
Message posted by julesx2 on 17áNovemberá2011 at 12:22am - IP Logged
Razaker has been tangoed!!!
Message posted by SusieH on 17áNovemberá2011 at 12:52am - IP Logged
My little wood burning stove does a grand job, but I do have to switch my little convector on in the bedroom for an hour before shower as the heat from the stove only does kitchen, lounge and dining room.
Wood, oops, Freudian slip, would like to see if I can get enough wood in the burner to keep it going through the night without burning the place down though!!!
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