Bonfire night early!  by happypat

Bonfire night early!

We made this bonfire last year when we were clearing out stuff for last years sale.
We kept adding to it but today was the day!
Bad forecast for the next couple of weeks so we lit it!
The very nicest thing about this picture is that blue book you can see there. There were about ten of them in total each holding about four years farm accounts.
I toiled many a year over those darn books doing the accounts & the VAT.
Good riddance!!
Our nephew has also been & moved all our stone troughs & planters to his place for the winter.

Three good things:
1. The little bit of wind was blowing away from the houses.
2. A grateful neighbour when I took her washing in before we lit it.
3. A nasty crash at the end of our road in the last half hour but no major injuries thank goodness. I pity the people on their way home from work with a big detour. Will be so happy to move away from that hill!
Nice clouds and love the scenery. We need to have one here! The wind is blowing too much.
October 2nd, 2020  
Pleased for you that all the house issues and concerns will soon be history. This reminds me of L P Hartley's book, The Go Between. The opening sentence reads 'The past is a different country; they do things differently there.
October 2nd, 2020  
Bep
That's a great fire, Pat. In our country lighting bonfires is strictly forbidden...
October 2nd, 2020  
@thewatersphotos we wanted to burn it before the weather changed...it did behave beautifully & all burnt now!
October 2nd, 2020  
@s4sayer I’m not familiar with that book Margo...I know the author but not read any of his yet...I will get it up on my kindle. Thank you. I think the example is very apt!
October 2nd, 2020  
@gijsje Ooh really Bep? There are areas where you can’t burn stuff in the UK but here we are OK. No tyres or anything toxic of course...if there had been black smoke they would have been onto us!
October 2nd, 2020  
Looks like a lovely warm bonfire,
October 2nd, 2020  
Looks like a well organized pile. Good to get all those past accounts out of the way don't want to shift more than necessary..
October 2nd, 2020  
What a great picture of your fire, love the contrast of colours. You were lucky with the weather, it has rained here all day, non-stop!
October 2nd, 2020  
Ooh I do love a bonfire , a quick way to get rid of all the unwanted paperwork - - we can't have bonfires here and I have no suitable piece of land to light one anyway !! Like Judith we have rain all day - so you were lucky with the weather !
October 2nd, 2020  
Bye bye to all those accounts books! I trained as a farm secretary way back in the olden days before computerised accounts. Hated accounts so never went into farming as that's all I would have been doing.
October 2nd, 2020  
I hated them too but when I actually got started it was never as bad as I thought.
October 2nd, 2020  
@nickspicsnz I hated doing them too & used to put off getting started but once I got going it was OK.
October 2nd, 2020  
@beryl We had to have it today...the weather is due to change....we are pleased with ourselves. Tired tonight though & I fell over twice!!
October 2nd, 2020  
@busylady It was a super fire Judith! !
October 2nd, 2020  
@julzmaioro No indeed they were never going with us....we have to keep the accounts fir seven years after we finished being in business so well last that date now!
October 2nd, 2020  
@carolmw So hot Carole...
October 2nd, 2020  
Pat, we will just have the rooms downstairs and the stairs and landing decorated, as the bedrooms aren't too bad. Two of the bedrooms I had recently redecorated, so the guys just used a dust remover in the bedrooms and cleaned the windows. they were very thorough!
October 2nd, 2020  
@busylady No need to Spring clean this year Judith...ha ha do you remember the Spring cleaning routine...what a bore that was...
October 2nd, 2020  
Great start to retirement - burn the books! Makes a warm cosy image
October 2nd, 2020  
Lucky to be able to do this. I feel the same way with all the boxes of accounts - huge amount of work and in the last year, its just given me a headache. I can rubbish all the accounts over 10 years.
October 2nd, 2020  
I can only imagine how many hours of work went into those blue books, Pat! Nice image of the blazing bonfire.
October 2nd, 2020  
Now that's what I call a fire pit!
October 2nd, 2020  
Well of course I already did my spring cleaning earlier in the year. Maybe I won't need to do it next year!
October 2nd, 2020  
Good capture
October 3rd, 2020  
Well captured moment
October 3rd, 2020  
I guess the blue books are your Guy Fawkes
October 3rd, 2020  
@onewing You are so right Babs....I never thought of that! Hope David is feeling better & blood thinners working...they will be keeping an eye on him closely I would imagine.
October 3rd, 2020  
nice capture
October 3rd, 2020  
That's an impressive pyre!
October 3rd, 2020  
Wonderful capture!! Glad no laundry caught fire!!
October 3rd, 2020  
Love that you are in an area that can have a proper bonfire! Not allowed around here (smokeless zone and all that). As a child, we always built a huge one in the fields opposite for weeks ahead of Bonfire Night. Loved it. Happy days.
Must be fantastic to see those blue books go up! Teenager and I loved shredding his old school books too!
October 3rd, 2020  
An excellent capture of the flames. Fires are always mesmerizing. Moving house is such a big hussle.
October 3rd, 2020  
Great capture
October 3rd, 2020  
I'm with you in good riddance to accounts - of any sort!
October 3rd, 2020  
Cold enough to benefit from a bonfire here! Lovely shot Pat.
October 4th, 2020  
Were I there I'd be staring into that fire, I love the warm that a outdoor fire give off, and I'm always reminded of past bonfire nights when we would put potatoes in the hot ash to cook. Great capture of the flames.
October 5th, 2020  
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