First garden rose of the year. Ok strictly speaking it’s the neighbours rose. It’s sneaked through a hole in the fence which I should have fixed by now. But I will take this.
“Dad what are you doing?”
I was trying to build a DIY fire pit. The last one had disintegrated in the lovely Yorkshire winter weather. Trying to harness my inner Bear Grylls, I was in the zone.
“Are the sides supposed to be so uneven. Is it a square, a circle, triangle or pentagon?”
Ok it had some symmetrical issues….. it started off as a square.
“Oh, well it isn’t a square now. And the height is all over the place. It’s like looking at The Alps.”
Yes that was an unexpected design feature.
“It’s not the most sheltered spot. Not sure lighting a fire will be easy there.”
Didn’t think about that….
“Don’t you think it’s a little close to the oil tank.”
Oops I forgot about that great big green tank with OIL and FLAMMABLE written in big letters down its side.
“Dad I’ve got a better idea. Why don’t we forget about the fire pit. When we need a BBQ then why don’t we just run an electric extension cable outside. Then we can just rig the George Foreman Grill to work outside. Job done and you don’t need to spend days trying to light the fire….”
That sounds like a better plan.