009.What can you do today that you couldn’t a year ago?(2分スピーチ)

What can you do today that you couldn’t a year ago?

Hello everyone, I’m Megan and the topic today is what can you do today that you couldn’t do a year ago. The first thing that comes to mind is how to build and light a fire. Last April I bought a wood stove to keep my house warm and toasty in the winter months. I have a confession though, I’m not an outdoorsy person and I have never had a fireplace or a wood stove before, so I didn’t know how to build a fire. There is a technique though…you have to line up the wood correctly and provide enough oxygen from the air to make sure it lights up big and bright. It’s not easy and it takes some time, and a lot of patience, to get used to it.
However, now I have perfected the technique and can now make a roaring fire in no time. If you had told me a year ago that this would be something that I would do almost every day in the future, I would never have believed you. Admittedly this new knowledge has made me more adventurous with the outdoors and now I sometimes make a bonfire in the back garden to toast marshmallows, when I’m entertaining friends and family. I have to say as a person who loves their creature comforts I’m very glad I now know how to make a fire, as there is nothing like a warm and cozy house in the winter months to enjoy with your family.