Firewood sales rise as mercury drops
ANYONE who's lucky enough to have a fireplace in their home knows that lighting it on a cold night is definitely a highlight of winter.
Think flannelette pyjamas, roasting marshmallows with a big mug of hot chocolate (or mulled wine) and getting toasty warm by the fire.
Allan Virtue from Firewood Sales on Wyrallah Rd said he expected sales to increase next week with overnight temperatures forecast to drop.
"It's definitely started to pick up a little bit," he said.
"It's hard to say at the moment (how much in comparison to previous years) because we haven't had the cold seasonal snap yet but that will probably change soon."
Mr Virtue said there was still a big appeal for traditional wood-burning fireplaces, despite them being less common in newer homes.
"I think it's a lot to do with the creature comfort of seeing a fire burning as well," he said.