Published 19/12/2010 | 05:00
Insulation and central heating be damned, nothing will warm you up physically or psychologically like a real fire.
An instant firelog is the path of least resistance when it comes to a warm fire, but unfortunately they're prohibitively expensive -- Bord na Mona Firelogs can set you back €2.75 in most convenience stores, so even using just one a night between now and the end of January will cost €140. Thankfully Spar and Dunne's Stores are both offering their own brand firelogs at a bargain of four for €5. Stock up on five boxes to last you until January and save yourself a sizeable €76.
Best: Spar/Dunne's Stores €63.75
Avoid: Bord na Mona €140.25
contact Spar or Dunnes Stores nationwide