Here having an open fire is not an automatic right and people who do so without a licence run the risk of being fined. This is because of the high risk of forest fires, which can be devastating. We do apply for a licence to burn, but in spring permission is limited.
So, we enjoyed a barbecue on good Friday at the village leisure area 'La Plana'. It's a beautiful forested area with bric- built barbecues and a sink with running water. Bonus is it's also free for us as village residents for us to use. Others can book and use the space for a small fee.
We had a lovely afternoon.
Frances and Barry Copping bought Xalet Pigall in 2015. They are working towards resilience and self-sufficiency.