This slide did not see much love. It seemed to me that it would be far better in a park or at a primary school where it could be used and enjoyed.
We got in touch with Kallista and The Patch schools, and Kallista baggsed it. They’ll be having a working bee soon, so we can pull it out ready for delivery.
The main slide bit just unbolted (with a bit of persuasion from the hammer), but the stands were concreted in (surprise!).
A bit over-the-top, Carl, as usual. The slide was probably not going to leap from the ground and go running across the hillside.
When I was 19, I worked for a surveyor as his assistant. This is mostly holding sticks, banging things into the ground and digging holes. We had to dig up people’s yards sometimes, and he taught me to respect their lawns. The grass should come out in a way that it can be put back in again once whatever needed to be dug out was out.
Of course, my lawn is not so much grass as a loose association of plantain, dandelion, clover and cats ear weeds, but this patch should recover quite nicely.
And that’s the last of the “playground” that was here when we bought the house.