Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Settling Down For Winter



Hi Everyone!

Hope you're all doing well and had a good Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night, personally I really enjoyed both as I love Autumn and both of these events seem to be the highlights of the season and a nod to remind us that winter is on the way.

This winter I plan on being extra cosy in my cottage as we have just had a multi fuel stove installed, my quest to 'hygge' my house is still going strong and the rumours are true, a real fireplace does make your living room seem more special somehow.


Winter for me is all about slowing down, appreciating time in the home and just enjoying 'being' rather than 'doing' and I think we all need a period of calm and contentment now and then or stress begins to creep in.

This year I've already been relaxing my life pace with a good book, a cup of Twinings' finest and a roaring fire daily, and I'm definitely feeling the benefit after a seriously busy few months!


One of the battles I've had with my new hygge lifestyle is discovering which fuels to burn, I've tried a few methods but I was lucky enough to be offered a couple of options to try for free from Lekto Wood Fuels and so I have been trialing these since.

The first option I tried was Hardwood Heat Logs which are easier to light than traditional hardwood logs and they burn at a higher temperature which is perfect for my 200 year old cottage with all its drafts!
These heat logs are environmentally friendly as they contain no chemicals and produce only a small amount of ash which can be used as a garden fertiliser when you're done - win!


They're also consistent in size which means you know what you're paying for.

The next option I was given were Long Burning Night Briquettes which are designed to burn for up to eight hours and they have been working out perfectly for going to bed and waking up to a nice cosy living room which makes getting up with my young baby much more palatable! 
Night Briquettes are better suited to a closed appliance such as my multi-fuel stove as they're not a smokeless fuel but they're once again, environmentally friendly.


Lekto deliver across the UK which is handy to any of you that also have a stove or an open fire (or if you're considering getting one, they're not a cheap option but wow, they're worth it!).



How are you preparing for the cold season? Do you slow down too?

Speak soon,

Rosy xx
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9 comments

  1. Man I wish I had a fireplace. You're going to be so cozy this winter.

    xx Yasmin
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  2. This is such a cosy get up! I really do tend to slow down in the winter too. xx

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  3. Great way to stay cozy! Lovely xx

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  4. Omg perfect hygge evening for you Rosy! How are you feeling lately? Love, Iga www.igaberry.com

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  5. I can just imagine how nice this would be!

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  6. Great one.
    xx
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  7. That fireplace looks so cozy !

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  8. I definitely try to slow down in the colder months (though I aspire to slower, simpler living all year long). But I am envious of your fire! x

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  9. Wow. Nothing beats the warmth and ambiance of a high quality fireplace in your home.

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