Wood burning

There was a news article yesterday that London’s pollution level is worse than Beijing’s and the wood burning is contributing to it to a large extent. I am still getting used to the changes in the weather here. And I feel that the pollution is much much less than Bangalore’s. So I wouldn’t be a good judge of it, but do people still burn woods? In the countryside, yeah, I can understand. When we were in Dunmanway, Ireland, in that small country cottage, they had all things available for a wood burner and we tried it one day, but the effort was too much to handle especially with my asthma troubles. So, we didn’t bother with it the next day. Went with the gas central heating instead. Where do they get wood from? How costly would that be, especially in a city? Even though I love to see a wood burning for aesthetic purposes, I don’t think I would use it for my own to warm me up. I am too lazy to clean up after that.


Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday and Just Jot It January is: “wood/would.” Use one, use both, use them any way you would like. Have fun!

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7 comments

  1. Paul S · January 28

    The guy who lives opposite me burns wood for his heating, but he’s the only one I know.
    I still have happy memories of the coal fires that used to burn in my grandparent’s house when I was a child.

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    • KG · January 28

      The first time I tried the coal fires for warmth was in Ireland and I rather liked it, but couldn’t take the smoke for long

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  2. swo8 · January 28

    There are always the ashes to clean up after, but the allure of a fire in the fire place is something else.
    Leslie

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    • KG · January 28

      Totally agree ☺ And not being used to it, it does feel like a daunting process.

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      • swo8 · January 28

        It’s not that bad and you can sprinkle the ashes on the garden.

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  3. Opinionated Man · January 29

    We have tons of wood here! Want some KG? 😉

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    • KG · January 30

      I hardly have space for my own self out here 😉 Once I get a place with a wood fire place and a garden?

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