PLEASE, let's not get snippy about things here boys . There has been enough of that on another thread.
I have finaly been back on my feet today for a short time. So I'm on the mend. Still a bit weak and out of breath but improving.
Hopefully it was a one off, and a bit of thoughtlessness on the part of the chap who lit the bonfire. We can all make mistakes and we all know what it can be like trying to get things cleaned up in the garden ready for winter.
I went and saw him today and explained what had happened and he was very apologetic. He now understandsthat it wasn't a great idea and has promised smaller and less impactful burns in future. He is new to the area having just bought and moved into the property and was not aware what effect such a huge bonfire could have.
I am a bottle of wine and an apology better off for which I would not have been had I gone in guns blazing and all uptight about it. He is now better educated aswell and no bad blood.
Exactly my point. You approached the neighbour and had a chat, that’s neighbourly, you’ve made contact with an actual human. Put the council or Fire Brigade in to fight on your behalf and you wouldn’t have that, you’d have conflict.