Hot and coldPosted: December 10, 2011
Well this evening was certainly interesting. I was just about to write a post about my youngest cocker and her aversion to brambles when cries of ‘Mum, Mum, the fire is making a horrible noise!’ rang through the house.
Ah well, it’s always nice to get to know your local fire brigade a little better.
After being mended several times last week, our central heating boiler decided to give up the ghost again today. Which has coincided neatly with our first seriously cold night. Foolishly I dared to ponder that things could not get much worse. This was clearly irresponsible of me as a few degrees of frost for a day or three never did a healthy well-fed family any harm.
My elder son decided to remedy the situation by building a really good fire. And I am not talking about a few twigs here. I am talking about a real ‘kick-ass’ fire. Which as luck would have it decided to spread itself up the chimney and turn the flue into a mega flame thrower with impressive sound effects.
Naturally Himself on arriving home to find a large blast furnace attached to the side of the house attempted to arm himself with the hosepipe and attack the offending chimney with a jet of water. Unfortunately the water supply was frozen solid, so it is probably just as well that the aid of Hampshire’s noble fire brigade had already been summoned.
I’m off now to dig out some very large blankets! We’ll have to catch up with cockers another day.