Dark early and chilly at this time of year, it gives us an excuse to light up the stove and then we're cosy and warm, all is well.
I had a peek at our logs - you can rest assured I didn't see anything nasty in the woodshed like they did in Cold Comfort Farm - they are all ready to pop on the fire, left over from the felling of a pine and silver birch last year.
Mind you, I am a bit behind the times as apparently this year's Christmas hit in the book department is Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting. It's become a global phenomenon and is to be the Book of the Week on Radio 4 over Christmas. I have only looked at the photos on Amazon but the fish-shaped stack looks interesting, certainly something different for a present. Here's an article about it.
Bye for now.