We woke up to these snowy scenes from our kitchen window overlooking Bantry Bay in West Cork. There is a sprinkling of snow on Sugar loaf and Hungry Hill and the rest of the Caha mountain range over on the Beara Peninsula.
|Fido the terrier doesn't worry about the weather outside. She would much rather roll on her back and have her photograph taken. That's our Stanley range in the background. It runs off solid fuel: wood and turf and smokeless fuel and coal. It runs 7 radiators and we cook our meals on it. What I like best is we don't have fuel bills and there is always constant heat because the radiators never go off, unlike oil and gas central heating. If we fill it up with fuel before we go to bed, it's still hot in the morning and the house is warm and it's easy to revive with some dry kindling.|