|Two "fire kings" - nose to nose!|
On Saturday, Nick came back from a firewood trip with a log partially hollowed by termites. He had already cut the log into sections and one looked as if it had a nose, so we commenced work on a fire sculpture. We had a lot of fun putting our "Fire King" together throughout the afternoon.
The decision to light our creation was made in the early evening but sadly Nick was over-tired from several night-shifts, wasn't thinking and poured petrol down the Fire King's middle as a lighting agent. I was watching, thinking (slowly) that isn't good – just as flame went everywhere! Much drama - all running and me yelling to "get down", cos it looked as if Nick's body/tummy was on fire.
It was quite scary and Erin was fairly traumatised, so the actual enjoyment of the lit Fire King was dampened initially. Turns out he started brilliantly with just fire-lighters when all the excitement had calmed down - though he had lost his pubes in the initial firing! (The Fire King, I mean – not Nick)!
Nick’s injury made packing-up a lot more tricky and there were a few tense moments but we sorted through all that. Even with the hiccups, no-one was keen to come home though - and Nick was already plotting the next fire sculpture!