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Sarah

I tiled the chimney breast in my lounge after having a gas stove installed with a granite hearth and stone chamber

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HU-750204909

Nothing like a real fire, enclosed in a stove or otherwise. The ritualistic laying, lighting and dancing flames etc. are unbeatable. But it's not going to be for everyone as it involves a bit of effort. Having lived with one in some form or other for around 30 years now, I don't think I could live without. Rooms seem soul-less without that focal point and warmth. Central heating doesn't quite hit the mark!

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cassandrascott24

You're so right, HU-750204909. My ritual can only be candles in lanterns (or not?) when I'm done... but at least it's a flame!

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