It's been such a wet, grey, dismal day that I lit the log burner for the first time since last winter. Not so much to keep out the cold, but for the cheery atmosphere it gives.
The bits of wood on top of the burner to the left of the stove pipe are cedar from a tree we had down about two years ago. As the stove warms up, the cedar gives off a delicious aroma. I have another lump burning in the stove as a treat for the neighbours.
All I need now is a mug of strong tea and a plate of potato cakes with lots of butter and salt.