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It’s cold, wet and very few girls in bikinis
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whiteswan wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:58 pm Oooooh, deffo a pity, would make lovely logs ges :)
I had an Oak halved about 3 years ago,was becoming dangerous, got enough logs off that to last us at least 15 years, my log pile is about 1.7m high and 8 mtrs long and 3 logs deep,plus still got lots to log off it yet, we have a clean burn energy efficient burner, so it only uses about 4-5 logs per night, as oak burns slowly.
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Hate the dark mornings and it getting dark early. Don't mind the cold, an excuse for all the lovely winter foods.
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SaraM wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:05 pm Lovely day walking on the beach at Robin Hood's Bay. The light on the sea at this time of year is unique, so beautiful.

My cottage is also reliant on a log burner; can't beat it!
Do you live up there in the North Yorks Moors Sara ?

We love Robin Hood's Bay, only 40 miles away from us.

You are right about the light on the sea, we've walk across the Brid/Scarboro' coastline a few times this winter.....beautiful !
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1964white wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:03 pm Do you live up there in the North Yorks Moors Sara ?
Don't live here, sadly, but it's a regular haunt, three or four times a year for the last 30 years. Almost always in the winter though, when there's no one here... another good thing about winter!
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The cold, snow, ice, defrosting the car, not much to like about it tbh. :bear:
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I'd love to hibernate from November to March, sleep throughout winter :)
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Going blind in the morning whilst driving to work by the RIDIC bright sun. Frostbite, lost fingers and toes. Yellow snow. Hidden dog s**t.

Apart from them, massive fan of winter.
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gessa wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:44 pm I had an Oak halved about 3 years ago,was becoming dangerous, got enough logs off that to last us at least 15 years, my log pile is about 1.7m high and 8 mtrs long and 3 logs deep,plus still got lots to log off it yet, we have a clean burn energy efficient burner, so it only uses about 4-5 logs per night, as oak burns slowly.
A lot of our customers want to keep the wood we take down which is understandable, but we do manage to pick up quite a lot. We have a 'yard' where we store all the wood. Then spend a few days up there cutting and splitting. We sell 'loads'of logs to a few regular customers and also have plenty to keep us going.
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YorkshireSquare wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:51 am Having to get up 10 minutes earlier to defrost the car

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Or even 20mins - 10 mins for the wife’s car and then mine afterwards :roll:
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Muppet the Cat wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:10 pm Or even 20mins - 10 mins for the wife’s car and then mine afterwards :roll:
What a gent you are :)
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whiteswan wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:23 pm What a gent you are :)
I do tell her that Swan, when my hands are turning to blocks of ice as she watches from the living room, nice hot cup of tea in hand :roll: :-D
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Sooner or later it ends, and then hellish summer is upon us.
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Having a job which has me working mostly outside in all weathers, allowing me the privilege of frostbite.

On the plus side, it’s great in summer.
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whiteswan wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:23 pm A lot of our customers want to keep the wood we take down which is understandable, but we do manage to pick up quite a lot. We have a 'yard' where we store all the wood. Then spend a few days up there cutting and splitting. We sell 'loads'of logs to a few regular customers and also have plenty to keep us going.
Something very satisfying about chopping logs.
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gessa wrote: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:29 pm Something very satisfying about chopping logs.
I find so much satisfaction in stacking 'em gess. You should see our beautifully neatly stacked piles....we have three undercover areas....well seasoned, seasoned, and green.
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I'm sure your piles give you great satisfaction Ducky

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hector wrote: Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:29 am I'm sure your piles give you great satisfaction Ducky

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:lol: priceless wit, keep it up H
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The Magic Stove and the CosyStove Fan.
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Being something of a modernist, winter is an opportunity for me to wear rollneck jumpers with a trench coat, or pea coats/crombies with a selection of Tootal scarves. Those complaining about cold feet, get some brogue boots or DMs, job done!!

De-frosting car and salt on the roads is my only winter gripe
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