A couple of weeks ago, I talked about creating your own family traditions – In our family we’re creating a tradition of BBQ’s and Bonfires.
It started off as a fun way to burn off our rubbish. Invite some friends around for a BBQ and then go for a walk to the big rubbish tree in the middle of the paddock and make a fun event for the kids. That first time, we had one other family, friends of ours come and join in, now it’s grown a bit bigger. We’ve had friends turn up with a Guy Fawkes to throw on the fire, marshmallows are consumed on a little fire for the children, and we trip over ourselves in the dark, avoiding rabbit holes, and thistle bushes as we walk down and back from the house.
We can only do this at a couple of times a year due to the drought that often exists in this area, and the fire danger, but the Easter holidays, near the end of April, and the beginning of May is turning out to be the time at this end of the year – beginning of winter, and after the first heavy rains, and the first snow.
We didn’t mean that it should become a tradition, but sometimes that’s how the best traditions start.