The poet William Cowper wrote to a friend in 1783:
“I see the winter approaching without much concern, though a passionate lover of fine weather, and the pleasant scenes of summer, but the long evenings have their comfort too, and there is hardly to be found upon earth, I suppose, so snug a creature as an Englishman by the fireside in the winter.”
A lovely notion, which brings me to the above video. Netfix has a lot of videos of crackling fireplaces, ready to stream. If like me you don’t have a roaring fireplace, this is kind of cool.
(Via Laughing Squid.)