Actually, I believe I could make a career of lounging by the fire. I am seriously GOOD at it.
The uncharacteristic cold snap we've had this past week has had me planted firmly in front of a cosy, crackling fire every night with a mug of hot cocoa, and a set of felt ornaments to embroider. My art journal is also on hand for recording those great flashes of inspiration that come only in moments of sheer laziness.
Ahhh...Dolce far niente.
This image is from my newly aquired vintage card collection. Makes me just want to shake all those presents.
From carefree days gone by , Pre-911, note the candles on the tree and the lack of fire screen.