I popped to the boat today to pick up my sink, and lo and behold, Eric was there with his mate Jason, putting the finishing touches to my stove. Wonderful. It’s a 4KW compact, multifuel stove which fits snugly in the corner of the living room, and should be more than enough to keep little Swallow toasty. It has a smart, galvanised chimney too, with smart brass rings.

Meanwhile Dad and I have been collecting firewood from our furniture offcuts and Eric also said he’d drop me off a bag of coal, so I’m really looking forward to a cosy first night with it.

Close up of small black stove


Narrowboat chimney