I have just had new heating installed (it was delayed for six months making Winter very cold indeed!!) it made me think of the days spent when I was younger in front of a huge log fire. It was so comforting on a cold Winter's evening. A cup of cocoa and a good conversation, or quiet gathering of thoughts after a long day.
I love big fireplaces, especially inglenook fireplaces. They were more prevalent in England and France and are becoming more fashionable, even in the United States.
|Modern take on the inglenook|
The old ones are often found with an adjacent bread oven.
|A traditional bread oven|
Meanwhile Spring is around the corner, can't wait for country walks and sunny days!