When we altered our house a few years ago we had a discussion on whether or not we needed a fire.
My farmer wasn’t entirely sure we did but I was and we got one.
We’ve used it only a handful of times and that was more for the ambiance than heat.
But while we’re awaiting a plumber to sort out the return valve on our heating system it’s not performing to its optimum and this afternoon it wasn’t up to countering the cold snap we’re having.
Today I’m very grateful for the fire (and my farmer is too though I’ve resisted the temptation to point out what a good decision it was to have one).