From October, 2017

Fired Up for Halloween

Bonfire Night follows swiftly on the heels of Halloween, which nowadays has become another retail opportunity for party shops and supermarkets to make a fortune selling spooky costumes and creepy candy. However, long before Guy Fawkes’ dastardly plot to blow up parliament, bonfires were very much part of Halloween celebrations. Halloween has its origins in…

Wood Piles and Other Things

It’s said that wood keeps you warm three times – chopping it, stacking it and burning it. Whilst Certainly Wood takes care of the first two on the list, how and where you stack your wood is down to you. Some people have turned it into an art form, but for those of us without…

Autumn in the woods

The summer is a distant memory and talk of Halloween, not to mention Christmas, abounds throughout the media. We caught up with our resident woodsman, Will Jackson, to find out about the gentler pace of life that is happening in our woodlands now autumn is here. This is a lovely time of year to stroll…

How To Hygge Your Hearth

Hygge was all the Nordic rage last year and the media went mad for it. In reality, the concept boils down to making your home cosy and comfortable for you and anyone who drops by. It goes without saying that a kiln-dried log fire is a must, but what else is essential to this Danish…