Is there anything better then sitting in front of the gentle, glowing warmth of an open fire in winter? Well, I can confidently say no, no there isn't! Because I'm doing it as I type! Finally, our excellent plumber Mark popped over on Wednesday morning and hooked up the gas. Mr Tonic, meanwhile... actually, I might let the pictures do the talking. Let's just say Mr Tonic is a jack of all trades. A true handyman. So here she is (and yes, amidst all this, he undercoated the "Mad Men Bar" as well!):
And it's always fun to play before and afters, so let's do this. Below: One of the real estate campaign photos.
Below: The day we moved in.
Below: The tacked on hearth is demolished!
Below: Mr Tonic begins building the "surround"...
Below: Judy the Jetmaster! PS There is only one company who do Jetmasters in Australia, and if you're thinking of buying one, best prepare yourself for some appalling customer service.
Below: Ta-daaa! Yes, we're just worshipping Judy Jetmaster and can't wait to have you all over to toast marshmallows!