Tag Archives: fire

Welcome warmth

Monday 6th December 2021, 4.40pm (day 3,756)

Fire in grate, 6/12/21

My three weeks in St Helena meant that I missed out on the first decline of winter, and have thus been plunged straight back into December chill and gloom, without the initial acclimatisation. Sights like this are thus very welcome at this time. It’s only just been lit, but it’s developing nicely.

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Fire beast

Friday 6th December 2019, 5.15pm (day 3,025)

Fire beast, 6/12/19

One of those shots where you either see it the same way that I do, or you don’t. But look at it’s balefully glowing eye, its smouldering snout. It’s definitely there, and watching.

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Autumn ablaze

Sunday 28th October 2018, 2.20pm (day 2,621)

Autumn ablaze, 28/10/18

The clocks went back last night, and winter draws closer. But no one has told this tree yet and it’s determined to go out in a blaze of glory.

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Stove fire

Sunday 22nd January 2017, 4.15pm (day 1,977)

Stove, 22/1/17

I did say there was going to be little to get excited about this weekend (or for the next few days, come to that). In fact this picture is taken in the same place as yesterday’s. Warmth like this was much needed today, a grey, chilly day. About that point in the winter where you really start getting fed up with it.

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Chimney pot

Wednesday 30th March 2016, 11.55am (day 1,679)

Chimney pot, 30/3/16

I am off work, but this is in no way the most eventful Easter break of my life. Nor the least chilly. Both facts lead to today;s photo being evidence of the fire being lit in the house across the road today — at lunchtime.

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Aflame

Tuesday 24th November 2015, 4.15pm (day 1,552)

Aflame, 24/11/15

Posted for much the same underlying reasons as yesterday’s pic of the frosty roofscape: because the winter chill is starting to seep through these increasingly old bones, there is pleasure to be found in watching things burn. So, fire today, ice yesterday: tomorrow I might try luke-warm water. (Spinal Tap joke.)

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Climbing the fiery crag

Thursday 12th March 2015, 6.15pm (day 1,295)

Fiery crag, 12/3/15

The climber ascends the crag beside the lava falls. Or maybe it’s a strangely shaped bit of wood beside the fireĀ  The fun thing is that you’ll never be sure.

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Shelley looks after the fire

Friday 7th November 2014, 4.20pm (day 1,170)

Shelley and fire, 7/11/14

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Burning the plates

Wednesday 6th November 2013, 7.15pm (day 804)

Burning the plates, 6/11/13

Second evening in a row at the pub – naughty, naughty. A birthday celebration for our friend Steve, these are the remnants of his very nice birthday cake going up in smoke. Yes, we could have recycled. But it’s cold out.

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Fire show, Smuggler’s Cove Hotel, Nadi

Wednesday 15th May 2013, 8.00pm (day 629)

Nadi fire show, 15/5/13

So here I am on Fiji, another country to add to the blog, and here’s the show put on by rather fit Polynesian men for the benefit of the tourists. Nadi is just near the main airport, strictly a transit point, the main event begins tomorrow. And as you can see, I do appear to be online in Paradise, so you should still get some fairly regular updates.

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