It’s Barbie Time
The bank holiday is looming and maybe it’s going to be sunny? That can mean only one thing to any red-blooded, tong-wielding Briton, time to head to the garage and dig out the barbecue.
But what happens? You get it out and it’s still dirty from last year, it was raining when you decided to put it away and its gone rusty.
If this happens to you each year then maybe you need to build your own barbecue.
Possibly one of the easiest projects you could do and it will last for years. You only need to rake out the ash wipe down the rack and you’re ready to cook.
So what does make the perfect barbecue?
The best conditions for enjoying alfresco dining include sunshine and temperatures above 24C.
When it comes to barbecue fare the most popular is said to be burgers and sausages and most people say other meats are not important. A glass of wine and bottles of chilled lager are also seen as vital.
A survey on barbecue specific’s said that the best date and start time was - 3pm on a Bank Holiday Sunday - with seven friends voted to be the perfect number of guests.
Many brits say that a barbecue is “an essential feature of the Great British Summer”.
“Let’s hope this bank holiday has all the ingredients for the perfect barbecue” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.