That was a weekend and a half - we are all exhausted, but my dad's house is pretty much clear.
We had decided to have a bonfire on Saturday evening and ordered some pizza for anyone who wanted to join us. We had a fair gang of us in the end, which made for a nice break from everything.
We had a bit of trouble getting it going at first - even the paper refused to burn! After about 15 minutes of this I went back home to look for some BBQ lighters. Just after I got home I recieved a text from Mrs RC. "I have got a couple of flames going."
As I turned the corner a minute later, I could see the glow of the fire and the tops of the flames above intervening hedges and fences. By the time I was back in the garden we had 10-15 foot flames, fanned by a gusty wind.
This pic was taken once things had calmed down a bit...
Next morning, as I cleared the remains of the fire I found evidence of how hot it had been.
We have a lot of clay in our soil, and the clay under the fire had been fired into pottery!
That is probably the worst if things over with now, hopefully this week will be easier so we are rested for the funeral and wake.
Hope you had a great weekend - I will do my best to catch up with your news...