Someday, I will have a Howse with a fireplace and a woodstove. My Howse will be very well-insulated and have an efficient heating and cooling system with an accurate thermostat.
I do not have this Howse. Plumberley's thermostat is wonky right now-- it really, really hates being warm, I guess-- and there is a distinct lack of woodstove in my life. I have a space heater, but as nice as it is, it's no stove full of flames. Actually, very little is as good as a stove full of flames. Man I miss that spot by the fire.