Tuesday, 11 November 2008
This is our Rayburn - thought I'd post a picture as it certainly plays a huge aprt in our lives, most of all mine, I suppose. It was here in teh house when we moved in, and we converted it back from oil to its original solid fuel capacity. We run it on coal mostly (British coal), but are gradually going over to wood we hope, although it might well need banking up overnight with coal to keep the fire in. It does our heating, hot water and all the cooking. Several people gave us less than 6 months with the solid fuel, saying we'd be converting back to oil - here we are 11 years later, still with the solid fuel LOL Teh turquoise paint was my addition to cheer up the kitchen a few years back, but it will soon be the same apple green as the rest of the walls, and there is a white painted wood shelf to go back up when it's done. The black kettle on the stove belonged to my great grandmother - there is a picture of her in a previous post, sitting outside with my granny. She was given the kettle by a woman name dAlice Cooper, but I have no further information on that aspect of it, save that the kettle is well over one hundred years old now, and I use it daily. It weighs a ton when it's full........... but it makes a great cup of tea!
This view is certainly of the heart of our home.
Posted by MrsL at 14:18