Just a short blog today as it is my Birthday and as most people will know i have never worked or done very much on this day each year for the last 39 years. The sun is now above Inca’s Yardarm so its time to crack open a bottle of the Red stuff..Cheers to everyone .
With a break in the weather its out with the raincoats and umbrellas and a walk around Great Linford. The picture above is of Linford Manor which believe it or not is in Linford Manor park which is next to the canal. The main house was built in 1678 by The Lord Mayor of London Sir William Pritchard.
I came up with this simple cunning plan a few days ago. As i have mentioned before at this time of year it is too cold not to light the fire but when it is lit it is so hot we have to open the doors and windows. All i have done is put a brick in each side of the fire and reduced the size of it , simple really. But the amazing thing is that it stays in over night better than it has ever done before. The picture above shows the fire in the morning after being filled to the top of the bricks 13 hours before. The room temperature was 21deg with an outside temperature of 8deg and we could have left it a few more hours before topping it up again. I have now discovered that you can get metal inserts that fit to the sides of the stove that do a similar job. But at £37.70 a pair i think i will stick with my bricks for the time being. We are currently moored in a smokeless zone , so we cannot burn wood. But we are burning probably half as much coal as we normally do . I thought the bricks might crack but so far they are fine. So a nice few quid saved, just the ticket……….