But it took us two summers before we finally got our arses in gear.
Being BBQ novices, we took a while to get the fire going. When it did, though, it was all a barbecue could be. Lovely even heat, slightly (ok, very) charred food, good company.
As we got all our supplies from the BBQ food shop in town, supplemented with forks and wire mesh from the shop by the river, everything was surprisingly hassle-free.
We're planning one again, this time for autumn, when we can sit by the fire and warm ourselves and tell scary stories... of salmonella poisoning, perhaps?