Smokeless Coal
Thursday 22nd October 2020
Took delivery of some "smokeless" coal today, with the view to possibly buying a fire pit / chiminea to allow us to spend more time outdoors in the coming months. Tried it out with the barbecue this evening, but it turned out to be seemingly impossible to ignite, which rather suggested the basis on which it could legitimately claim to be smokeless.
London October 2020
John's Pictures

Cider seemed like an appropriate accompaniment to al fresco fire lighting efforts.

The flame here is actually coming from a FireDragon block which I tried to use as a fire starter.


Some time later and I was still trying in vain.

I think this is just the kindling burning here.

Eventually I gave up, and sat and appreciated the warm glow of these fairy lights instead.