Have you ever seen one of these fan things before? We glimpsed them in various house buying programmes sitting on top of woodburners in posh country houses and then saw one in a showroom. Did a bit if investigating and found our it was supposed to push the hot air out into the room but we could not quite see how the actual mechanism worked. It is made of heavy metal and has no actual "motor" with no batteries or electric. We were watching the Rieth Lectures (BBC 4) this Christmas which was about transfer of energy methods and realized how the motor would work effectively.
So we got one this week and are trying it out. Certainly the cold spot to the left of the fire is better. We have to work out if the heat is pushed out to the staircase area. And if it saves any money on the oil fired centralheating.
Hard to say if it helps with heating yesterday as it has suddenly turned milder! We had been out doing a bit of gardening. Husband created a new bed and put in 18 allium bulbs he got for £1 (big reduction at the garden centre) and he did a winter wash on the fruit trees. I went off to pick sprouts, take the composting bin up to the compost heap and move some branches up to the bonfire. I also popped into the greenhouse and cleaned off some dead leaves off over wintering plants. You have to keep them clean in damp weather to avoid diseases. Today it is continuous depressing rain.
Hope you are finding things to do when the weather gives you a break.
Happy New Year