With a few weeks of great weather in Belgium, the usual questions on tools and equipment pop up. What are your thoughts?
The pool or pond?
Now that our 2 daughters know how to swim, this might be the right time for a pool or pond. The last few weeks, it has been really good weather. 25°C and up (77°F). Each time that we went to a pool, it felt great to cool down and play with the girls.
What if that joy is available right in my backyard? Would that not be great. And the kids will be more than happy to invite friends – and so will my wife and I.
In case you do not know the weather in Belgium, here is the average maximum temperature.
And a part of the answer might already be given by Mustard Seed: You never feel safe with the combo pool and kids. We had friends over that have the same opinion.
The one point I am not sure about is the maintenance you need to give. Here, I assume a pond is less work than a pool.
Coal or gas BBQ?
The last 2 years, when we have friends over for a BBQ, I feel less and less amused by the fact that it takes time and attention to get the coals up to temperature. It is time I would rather spend on other things.
- Sitting with the guests and have a beer or Gin Tonic
- Play with the kids
This is also the reason that we do not BBQ a lot in the week: Home too late, kids need to go to bed early,…
It could also be my skills off course. We have a barbecook that is supposed to light itself… so far the theory.
I could buy one of these coal chimneys that claim to be hassle free to light up your BBQ. This is quite cheap. Or we could get a new gas BBQ.
How do you light your BBQ?
Enjoy the summer