I have two of these old fashioned Petit Godin fireplaces at home and another wood burning fireplace as well. These together with the outside pit braai makes four fireplaces that are great to sit by in winter but can be tiresome to clean afterwards. When the Petit Godins really get going and you lift the cast iron lid to take a peek, you can't help thinking of the final scene in the Lord of the Rings, when Golum falls into the flames of Mordor. Our helper Juliet, isn't so keen though. Faced with cleaning four fireplaces, she claimed the ash would give her bronchitis and she would die. Littéralement.
"If this is the dream God has placed in your heart, who are you to doubt?"