Pridy Knight (er, pretty night?)…

There is something magical about a fire.  We’ve all experienced that mesmerizing feeling, losing (or gaining?) focus in the hypnotic dance of the flames.  Well, last week, I managed to steal remove a ton of bricks from Pridy Road, helping to clean up from a minor renovation Mum and Dad were having done.  I decided that it was time to build a firepit, ready for the fall bonfires under starry skies, sipping hot chocolate spiced with a dash of Bailey’s.  As you can see from the slideshow below, I cut the grass around our existing burn pile then Bob and I piled sticks, old boards and a few knotty logs into a small mountain, ready for burning when the summer is done.  We dumped a bucket load of gravel, leveled it roughly then stacked the bricks into a rough square, about 15 inches high.  We then dumped half a dozen buckets of direct around the old burn spot, raked and rocked it then covered it with cut grass.  I’ll seed it this fall when the rains return!

This firepit should provide lots of fun times, under pretty nights, enjoying good company and marveling at the beauty which surrounds us.  More updates to follow!

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  1. Martin Davies

    Ah! Hot chocolate or coffee spiced with some fortification, sipped under the starry skies. The ability to warm one’s bum by standing close to the fire (that’s just like it was in our kitchen in Wales when I was growing up Ben), while chatting to those you love (Monty, Tegan, Jack, Julius and Josée and not necessarily in that order) should be wonderful. Good on yer Ben. We will come and make use of it with you and we’ll bring the fortification too.

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