Sure it gets cold here in Australia, but do we really care about our firewood? The Norwegians have set a new level of loving your fireplace. Nearly 1 million people, or 20 per cent of the population, tuned in at some point to the program, which aired on the state broadcaster, NRK.
National Firewood Night, as Friday's program was called, opened with the host, Rebecca Nedregotten Strand, promising to try to get to the core of Norwegian firewood culture because firewood is the foundation of our lives .
I suggest we Melburnians need to take a leaf (or log) out the Norwegians and get some commitment to our wood!