Monday, May 31, 2010

A winter bonus...
We can cook on the range. A few nights ago L cooked our dinner, in it's entirety, on the range.
The range is brilliant for many reasons.
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Our wood is free, it's all over the farm and all it costs is a bit of sweat.
It not only heats our house but also our water.
We have several small radiators throughout the house that run off it. They only really take the chill off, but still good.
And it looks cool!
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I remember when we were viewing the house, I saw the range and though "aw that's cute" I had no idea that we actually needed it. How na├»ve!

As an aside, I have just recently stopped biting my nails. I was an avid nail biter :) It's taken almost a month to get them even near the tops of my fingers. I'm actually quite proud of myself, and am most definitely going to try really hard not to bite them, but I've discovered something ~ how do you type with nails? They're very annoying!

16 comments:

  1. Hiya, thank you for stopping by to say hi. :) I love your range, it is a dream of mine to have something like that to cook upon, so oldfashioned and whimsical, I love it. :) xxxx

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  2. Love the range. As a life long nail biter, good for you for stopping. I have tried many times, but nothing works. Since this is my only fault, I don't worry about it too much.

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  3. Thought it was only an excuse for my typing, didn't you? Mind you, I'm
    atrocious even when my nails are short!

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  4. I'm very envious of your range - it looks great and would be wonderful to have in the kitchen. The fact that it heats the house is a bonus!
    Well done with the nails - I'm sure if typing can be done with those huge acrylic nails you'll soon get used to your natural ones.

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  5. haha Mel!

    Range came into it's own last night, WHole house was toasty and warm.

    Wendy - yes, my stumpy ones!!

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  6. I'm a nail biter too. I just realised I was biting my nails whilst reading your post!! How did you stop?

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  7. Hi - we used to live in Herefordshire and we had a fabulous cream enamel Rayburn running on coal. It gave out the most incredible but gentle heat that just felt so homely and we loved cooking on it, (once we got the hang of it), particularly my husband. We'd both have another one and are sure you will love yours!!

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  8. Hi - we used to live in Herefordshire and we had a fabulous cream enamel Rayburn running on coal. It gave out the most incredible but gentle heat that just felt so homely and we loved cooking on it, (once we got the hang of it), particularly my husband. We'd both have another one and are sure you will love yours!!

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  9. Ms Lottie - it's kind of weird how I stopped. My bottom teeth at the front were getting really sore. Through years of nailbiting I'd worn away the enamel ( does happen naturally too but I've speeded it up big time!) Anyway for about a week it was just too sore to bite them. Also made me aware of how I was biting them but didn't even know I was doing it. Anyway, after a week there was a teeny bit of growth and I was so absurdly proud of myself that I've just kept at it. Also my teeth feel better now!

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  10. I have to say I'm very envious of your lovely wood stove. There's just something so comforting as a wood fire crackling away in the depths of winter. Do you use it for baking and if so what results have you had?

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  11. I haven't used it for baking - except for a meringue. It worked really well for that.

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  12. Hi there, your range sounds very useful. We have a woodburner that supplies our heating and hot water in the winter and as my husband is a forestry manager we get all our wood for free!!
    Congratulations on stopping nail biting, I know how difficult it is. I've been told it's a perfectionist thing but I'm not so sure.I find I'm less likely to bite once they are grown, it's just when they break off I start nibbling again, so I would advise keeping them trimmed to avoid breakage depite the temptation to grow lovely long nails now, just because you can :-)

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  13. I was just reading some other blogs and I realised I was sitting there biting my nails so I came back to see if you'd told me your secret! Hmm - maybe the threat of wearing away my enamel will be enough?

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  14. What a great range! I think it looks very quaint, and it looks like it works wonderfully. How nice to have it heat your home as well.

    It's not something we would use here in southeast Florida, USA, but I enjoy hearing about and seeing yours. Your cottage life looks very soothing to me.

    Congrats on stopping the biting of your nails.

    FlowerLady

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