On an open fire you can burn different type fuels, but mostly coal and wood. 80% of the heat goes up the chimney, only 20% to the house.
A multi fuel stove is exactly what it says you can burn all wood or a smokeless fuel. It puts 80% of the heat into the room and 20% up the chimney. It can be closed down to burn slowly overnight, or opened up to a good burn. I did not think that you could get an 'inset' stove, which means you can fit it into a fireplace without having to knock the thing about in order to get the stove in.
A much better day, sunny but quite a strong wind. DB went round to the village hall to get some bricks and broken slab which had been dumped there.
Off into town, called at Lidl before going to the optician, I have my new glasses and the ophthalmologist had a look at the back of my eye, she feels I should be seen by the hospital, so is writing to my Dr. I have a 'birthmark' which I have had for years and has never been a problem, she obviously thinks it is.
Took DD2 for lunch, then a quick trip to Boyes and home. Since we have been back DB has mowed the grass, its still fine but quite a strong breeze. The towels were dry when we got back, so they are folded in the airing cupboard.
I have persuaded DB to take me to the quilt show at Malvern on Saturday, so a couple of things for the picnic lunch we will take slipped into my basket in Lidl.