Winters' bite is being well and truly felt. Rushing home at days end to a cold, dark home, is not what we want from our most treasured destination- dark doorways, darker hallways and cold surfaces can make for a miserable welcome. A fireplace is top of winter's wish-list, but arriving home to face coaxing those transformative flames into being, can be one mid-week chore too many. Central heating; at best a Bahamian dream, at worst; a patchy, temperamental disappointment. Do we sound despondent? Yes, winter has arrived.