I love a fire.
In this I take after my dad
who was never happier than when poking a bonfire.
He had a fiery furnace of an incinerator
made from galvanised metal with holes in the side
and a conical lid with chimney.
My new fire bowl is
a pretty basic affair -
a bowl, a tripod and a circular grid
for cooking on.
Apparently it works best when you've built up
a bed of ash in the bottom,
so this evening I made a start.