Why have a gas one when you have a gas cooker 20 feet away in the kitchen? You could just open all the windows and the door onto the terrace and it's almost like being outside.
Yes it is!!! and also, you won't taste the smokey taste you get from a charcoal barbie.
So, we have narrowed the choices down considerably.
Now the size.....lets have a quick look online and see if we can agree how big we want one.
There are only the two of us, and we are getting old and grumpy so we don't have many visitors.
Right sorted ...... a small one..... yep easy ... told you.
Noooo .... we can't buy it online.... we want it NOW, well this afternoon will do! (yesterday if you are easy confused!)
You must bear in mind that it was the women's Wimbledon final in the afternoon.........
except, 55 minutes after it started it was all over! Look on the bright side, it meant we could go shopping for that bbq!
Decisions..... I want to go to B&Q on the purely way (it's a big one) Barb said let's go to the one in Sutton! Ok guess which one we went to? Uhh huh Purley Way!!
Bad decision..... why you ask...... we had to queue to get into the car park, yes queue to get IN. The annoying thing was the car park was only half full.... yes the two grumpy old women got moaning, mainly about the drivers that were not stopping at the give way lines, but blocking all the lanes so no one could get past, because they were trying to get out!!!
Finally... we got parked .......
Let's go check out the barbies.............
Oh nooooo!!!! They only have really big cumbersome ones, why didn't we go to Sutton???? Apparently it is the end of the season so stocks are low.....
End of the season?
When did it start?
We were on the 5th of July and the schools have not even broken up yet for the summer holidays!!!
Oh well lets go and queue to get out of the car park!!!!
By the way, I forgot to mention the weather......if you were watching Wimbledon you will no doubt be aware of the heavy showers all day........yes and we are still going to buy a barbie, you just never know when we might get a couple of hours of sun, just at the right time of day, and, on a day when I am not away at work! Just as well I am a gambler as the odds are not brilliant!
We had to pass the big Sainsburys on the way back so thought we might as well pop in and have a quick look.
Hey guess what they have? charcoal, small bbq's with .......wait for it ........25% off (well it is the end of the season!).....
Quick lets go and get a trolley, there's only 3 left .......
in with the bbq, the charcoal and lets not forget we need more tools (someone sold the old ones at a car boot sale!)
Come on, lets get home, we've got a bbq to put together ready for when the sun shines!
Right, no rush then!!!
As you can see we got the bbq assembled even before we had dinner last night, yes it's ready, come on sunshine!!!!!!
Ps woke up to rain this morning ......