As you can see we lit a fire tonight just to give it a trial run (apologies for poor pic but I was determined to get the glowiness rather than use a flash). Heat wasn't really called for on a mild August evening but we were too excited not to try! Very pleased with it and looking forward to getting cosy & toasty once the cold sets in.
Other stuff from today....I did some baking inspired by a lovely Gigibird post. There's just something so nice about cake making (this was Nigella's cherry & almond loaf)....especially when you can share it. My Grandma C came round so we both had a warm-from-the-oven-piece with a cup of tea. My Grandad C was at the doctors and he came by to pick her up after his appointment. He'd been to get some test results which I'm immensely happy to say are good....so now he definitely needs tlc & I see more cakes to come & lots of love and time to spend with them both.