Some guests were concerned that they couldn’t get the new fire burning at Myn Tea, and as I haven’t written instructions yet I thought I really ought to give it a try.
I took this picture just 15 minutes after lighting it on Friday morning. The secret is definitely to get a good amount of heat in the chamber quickly so that the fire starts drawing quickly. This was on a mix of kindling, lovely eco-firelighhters from Archie Browns made of olive oil and sawdust, logs and sawdust blocks (seen to the left of the picture).
The headstone that the fire is sitting on is getting great comments. I love the commandment it holds “thou shalt not work on the sabbath”. So apt for a holiday home. I wish I could get away with not working when I’m there.