It doesn’t quite come across in a picture, but you can’t beat a nice fire at this time of year.
As a result of an error, four tons of firewood was delivered today.
We did manage to accommodate it all though. But only just.
So, we’re almost prepared for self sufficiency in the event of a zombie apocalypse. Or other, more plausible, disaster. All that remains is to complete work on the shed brewery.
Sunderland used to be a great place for a night out. In the early 80s. But then the trend for tearing apart old pubs and inserting glass and chrome, which continued until there were very few old pubs left, pretty much destroyed Sunderland as a (civilised) venue.
But then there was the Isis. Although the chav bar trend wasn’t reversed, or even stopped, it perhaps shuddered. Until now. The Dun Cow, a sadly neglected old pub was bought by the Head of Steam chain recently. And, after a little money has been spent, it looks just great.
The beginning of civilisation in Sunderland?