first attempt - that smoke was as far as it got
second attempt - yep, that's on fire!
After the initial flames had died down a bit it was time to get the skewers and marshmallows, with all the usual warnings about not getting too close, plus a brief review of the "stop, drop and roll" method of extinguishing flames should your clothes catch fire - not that we were expecting to, but it never hurts to make sure we all know! Holding the marshmallows close to the sides of the brazier proved to be the best toasting method, althoug not everyone was patient enough to wait for the marshmallows to be toasted golden brown, and they were eaten semi-raw, while others were inevitably held too close and caught fire!
getting to grips with toasting
that's how it's done!
erm... maybe a little overdone!
The boys had some friends visiting who joined in too - one of them, Sweet P, was getting a bit hot so she fashioned an extra long skewer for herself with the help of some parcel tape...