Friday, 5 October 2012

corners of my home

I love lighting the fire.  The cosiness is impossible to replicate.  Who doesn't appreciate the promise of toasty warm toes.

With the recent dip in temperatures, we lit the fire in our solid fuel cooker for the first time this autumn.

 

We love our cooker for its many talents,

creating a warm, cosy kitchen and home,
cooking a lovely roast dinner,
drying and airing mountains of laundry,
providing an ocean of piping hot water,
warming bottoms after a chilly interlude outside,
and baking bread, buns and cakes.

A few of these talents require a little help from me but our cooker is invaluable in the colder chilly months. We all look forward to firing it up and reaping the benefits and I am always tickled to watch family and friends who come to visit.  Gravitating to the cooker and perching happily on the handrail warming their derriere.

Wishing you all a warm and cosy autumn.
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  1. Nothing like the cosy warmth of a stove! My family are all bottom warmers too - and the chimney sweep came this very morning - let's burn things!

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    1. Lovely to see some more fire lovers here :) ... Bee xx

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  2. Ooh I could definitly do with warming my behind after a windy walk with the pooch! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, made me smile x

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    1. My pleasure, Rebecca ... the cooker is perfect for warming up after a chilly walk ... Bee xx

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  3. Such a gorgeous cooker and what a lovely corner of your home! x

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely words ... hope you have a great weekend ... Bee xx

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  4. Lovely! Its something I dream of having one day :) I'll just have to perch on the not so pretty radiator in the meantime!

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    1. I always wanted one too ... we have one in my childhood home and it just seems to mean home to me ... I was so pleased when we could have one in our new house ... Bee xx

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  5. I love your cooker..we had one years ago in a cottage in Cornwall. It was a small cottage and the Rayburn warmed the whole house while baking and cooking inside :)I like how you have painted white all around.

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    1. Thanks Lindsey ... they are amazing ... what they do for relatively little fuel ... definitely the heart of the home in the colder months ... Bee x

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  6. Bee, I would LOVE a corner of my home like this, beautiful! Have a lovel weekend! Ada :)

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    1. Thanks so much Ada ... unfortunately all the corners are not so pretty :) ... wishing you a lovely weekend .. Bee xx

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  7. Oh it's soooooo gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend xx

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    1. Thanks Nick ... hoping you have a great weekend too :) ... Bee xx

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  8. I can feel the warmth from here...mmmm toasty!

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    1. It is very cosy ... loved your post with your woodburning stove ... so welcoming ... Bee x

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  9. Ooohh I love your rayburn. I have always wanted one. Sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah ... I dreamt of having one as well ... so glad we included it in the house design ... Bee xx

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  10. What a lovely glimpse into your kitchen! It looks warm and light and homely, and full of pretty touches. I am very jealous of your solid fuel stove - I have always wanted one. They make a kitchen feel like home. x

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    1. Thanks so much Gillian ... my cooker is definitely the heart of this home ... have a lovely weekend ... Bee xx

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  11. Would love to have a solid fuel stove but I just don't have the right style house to go with it. Love the tiles round yours and the deep recess. hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Thank you ... I love the tiles too ... we have them around the walls between the units and worktops too ... hope you have a happy weekend ... Bee xx

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  12. Oooohhh, lovely! I am very jealous : )
    Jude x

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    1. Thanks Jude ... wishing you a lovely weekend ... Bee xx

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  13. Sounds just perfect! We have had our first fires in our wood burner the last week or so, it's quite nice to have in the evenings..very cosy! I would just love to have a cooker like yours though..just lovely :)
    Have a nice and cosy weekend x
    Magie

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    1. I love a fire of any kind ... open, stove or cooker ... they give a lovely focus to a room ... your wood burner sounds lovely and cosy ... hope you have a lovely weekend ... Bee xx

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    1. Thank you ... lovely to see you here ... Bee xx

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  15. my granny had a cooker like that, food tasted so good coming out of it and perching on it to warm up was the best! - annie

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    1. Hi Annie ... lovely to see you here ... we grew up sirrounded by these cookers, in my mum's, granny's, aunt's ... they are the heart of the home and food is so delicious when cooked in them ... have a lovely week .. Bee xx

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  16. Hi Bee, I've tagged you! Hope you don't mind! Pop over to mine for more info! Ada :)

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