Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Making Fire


Over the last week it has been very warm and sunny in the UK, Joe has been harnessing the power of the sun, as all boys do.

Making fire

We’ve turned the Aga off for the summer, the last Aga cake has been baked and consumed: we’ve installed a bottled gas hob and an electric oven in the kitchen, to reduce the need to keep the Aga running in the summer. So far I’ve burnt some sausages, boiled dry a pan of lentils, and wondered why my sauce wasn’t blending very well only to discover it was because I hadn’t lit the  hob.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

4 thoughts on “Making Fire

  1. This really made me laugh – it’s just the sort of thing I’d do in the same circumstances:)

  2. Oh such a depressing moment when it goes off and suddenly there’s nothing warm in the kitchen! How are you going to dry your clothes, or raise your bread, or even warm your hands… Our Rayburn has been out for a month and it’s like having something die in the house

  3. Hmm. I had to turn the furnace back on this week because we had frost warnings. And I have two dogs disposed cozily about my feet. Meanwhile, a hundred miles north of us they had some hot weather and some forest fires. Mama Nature is on a tear.

  4. i like how it menchans ME in it

    he he he heeeee

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