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maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 26 Dec 2012 20:34

My younger daughter & her husband live in a rented ex farm labourers cottage. The only form of heating is a woodburning stove.
I haven't given them my presents yet (will be seeing them on 28th), but son-in-law's parents have given them a convector heater.

I'm giving them a humungous axe :-D

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 26 Dec 2012 21:04

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 26 Dec 2012 21:05

Will in in-laws pay the electricity bill?

I'd go with the axe :-D

Sue

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 26 Dec 2012 21:08

Reminds me of the sketch, featuring a vacuum cleaner salesman, and the gas mantle!!

Bob

UzziInSunshine

UzziInSunshine Report 26 Dec 2012 21:12

In their place (having lived in similar) I would prefer the axe :-D

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 26 Dec 2012 21:24

Have to admit, when me and daughter's dad lived in similar circumstances, we had a calor gas heater - at least we knew how much gas we were using!!

The main argument when we split up - was the long hickory -handled axe :-D
He took it - and left me the one used for kindling :-P

Sharron

Sharron Report 26 Dec 2012 22:21

Somebody will nrrd to make them some of those big sausages too,for under the doors.

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 26 Dec 2012 23:08

Oooh Sharron - Daughters Birthday in January - do you think she'll appreciate it?? :-D :-D

Sharron

Sharron Report 26 Dec 2012 23:22

Feminine fripperies.

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 27 Dec 2012 00:09

:-D

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 27 Dec 2012 00:18

A chainsaw/?

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 27 Dec 2012 00:25

Well, they ARE surrounded by trees, but I don't think the landlady would be too pleased if they felled them all :-D

K

K Report 27 Dec 2012 05:37

Our only heating is a wood burner as well but they are brilliant. I cultivate a hobby of log spotting when on walks or in the car :-D

A log splitter is always useful or a log basket

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 27 Dec 2012 08:47

Hi K,
They have a log basket - one of a few I had :-S

The axe has a 'splitter' part at the top, and a lovely long handle for maximum swinging power :-D
What they need (and I can't provide) is a decent chopping 'block'.

I always find it funny, that, at agricultural shows, there's always a queue to chop logs!!

Sharron

Sharron Report 27 Dec 2012 10:51

I would think that the man who sells them logs might be able to get them a chopping block.He would know the people who cut down trees.

K

K Report 27 Dec 2012 11:33

Axe sounds great We usually use a large solid log or rather piece of tree as a chopping block. I presume they aren't near Worcester/Hereford as we could give them a good one?

We have most problem finding kindling since the local saw mill stopped selling offcuts.

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 27 Dec 2012 14:28

Hi Sharron - brilliant idea!

Hi K,
We used a large piece of tree too. I'm afraid they're in Sussex.

Sharron

Sharron Report 27 Dec 2012 16:08

How awful for them!