You get an idea in your head and next thing you know it’s occurring. I thought I might get rid of – by burning – a load of old paintings that were damaged or irredeemable in some way so I piled them up like a bonfire. I lit it. Then realised how stupid I was because a) It was just an idea, and b) the paint would burn and pollute – phew – I stamped the germ of the fire out and went back indoors for a cuppa before tackling the task of getting the paintings back in the shed.

Here’s the paintings piled up:

Ten minutes later I went back outside and this is what I saw:




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