We have lived in our house since 2004, and until this weekend, used a random tong like fire poker. We have no idea what it really is, as it was left in the garden, and we just started using it. We always meant to buy a nice fire tool set, but just never remembered at the right times.
So whilst in Bunnings this weekend, we finally remembered (ok, it was the sole reason we were going to Bunnings, with a secret mission of looking at paint samples).
No more going outside in the cold of a night. Can't complain with that!