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To think 2pm on a Sunday is an anti-social time to barbeque?

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BumpowderSneezeonAndSnot Sun 03-Jun-18 14:25:17

One of my sets of neighbours are an obnoxious couple in the early throes of retirement. They have children my age and grandchildren who are toddlers. This time of the year until October now they will be barbequeing almost daily and twice daily on a weekend with the kids and grandkids noisily "enjoying" The garden.

We work full time. The only time we can feasibly peg out washing is the weekends but with this good weather every weekend from 1pm 2pmish their barbeque is fired up and doesn't go off until dinner.

I freely admit I don't like them as it is but this just tips the balance. Do tell me I'm being unreasonable...ill just ignore you keep seething while they stink my washing out.

Lizzie48 Tue 05-Jun-18 20:54:44

I personally quite like the smell of a bbq. It makes my mouth water actually. grin

Gillian1980 Tue 05-Jun-18 20:13:00


It’s a pretty normal time to bbq!

choli Tue 05-Jun-18 20:11:50

OP would hate it here in the US. Lots of people bbq right through the winter.

BakedBeans47 Tue 05-Jun-18 20:01:10

I have come home to the sight of him BBQ’ing a Squirrel.......before anyone askes

Are you married to Martin from Friday Night Dinner?

Roussette Mon 04-Jun-18 07:45:14

So for anyone who has actually RTFT do they think barbecuing e wry single day in summer is reasonable?

Even when it is absolutely pouring with rain which it did for a lot of the country for about a week? I doubt very much it is every single day. We barbecued yesterday, the whole cooking thing was done and dusted in half an hour... they're hardly cooking a whole hog!

It does depend on the layout of the gardens of course. How close this barbecuing is etc. but people do want to make the most of nice weather. Understandably.

iklboo Mon 04-Jun-18 07:17:25

This thread is in the news today. It came up on my feed as being in The Sun online.

TurquoiseDress Mon 04-Jun-18 05:34:12

I think 2pm on a Sunday is a perfectly reasonable time for a BBQ- if it was 8am or 9pm you'd definitely have a point!

samueledotericson Mon 04-Jun-18 05:05:25

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FurryDice Mon 04-Jun-18 05:00:23

Is that really necessary @Glassofredandapackofcrisps?

You have read the bit where they barbecue EVERY SINGLE DAY?

Glassofredandapackofcrisps Mon 04-Jun-18 03:11:47

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Puffycat Mon 04-Jun-18 02:58:24

Incidentally I was joking about burning tyres 😉 I’m a very nice, middle class kind of neighbor 🤗 just think this whole thing has got a bit silly.
They obviously just want to grill a sausage or two with their loved ones, you are clearly a nightmare neighbor whose pants smell of burgers.
No offence meant

PurpleCrowbar Mon 04-Jun-18 02:30:11

Just put the washing our to get darked on (I love this!) the night before.

Bring in, um, any time before 2pm. Sorted.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Mon 04-Jun-18 02:17:09

I have to say that, while I sympathise entirely with your situation, you are still being a bit unreasonable.

Hang your washing out early and get it in before they start barbecuing.

Also, check local by-laws to see if there is anything in there about smoke - there always used to be about bonfires, and in all fairness, barbecues aren't a lot different!

But aside of that, yes, 2pm is a perfectly reasonable time to have a barbecue for most people, sorry.

Havabiscuit Mon 04-Jun-18 02:06:40

It’s been brilliant weather for ages. Hang your washing out before you go to work

Puffycat Mon 04-Jun-18 02:00:15

😂😂😂laughed so hard to see the Sun article! If I were your neighbor I’d burn a pile of tyres on a Sunday afternoon just to get your reaction!😂😂😂pissing myself here!

Kursk Mon 04-Jun-18 01:50:30

If DH had his way he would cook outside 3 times a day May-September. It doesn’t matter to him, he would truly live in the garden.

I have come home to the sight of him BBQ’ing a Squirrel.......before anyone askes

Yes it tastes nice, slightly nutty.
There is little meat on them, plan on 6 Squirrels for a family of 4

FurryDice Mon 04-Jun-18 01:24:34

So for anyone who has actually RTFT do they think barbecuing e wry single day in summer is reasonable? Laundry or no laundry, if there’s that much smoke daily, if it’s a charcoal bbq that’s a real pain in the arse.

slapmyassandcallmejudy Sun 03-Jun-18 23:12:20

Haven't read the op, haven't rtft but came on to say the thread title really tickled me gringringringrin

Lizzie48 Sun 03-Jun-18 23:05:07

But this is yet another situation where neighbours need to actually talk to each other to find a solution they're all comfortable with. They have to live in close proximity to each other so they should find a compromise that everyone can be comfortable with.

Otherwise, conflicts can escalate, and disputes between neighbours have to be declared when selling your house.

reallybadidea Sun 03-Jun-18 22:33:49

I hear you OP, I wouldn't like to live next door to them either. I have obnoxious neighbours too and even the sound of their voices gets on my nerves now.

TemptressofWaikiki Sun 03-Jun-18 22:28:28

Is your name Hyacinth per chance OP.

You sound a bit of a snob and obviously have some issue with your NDN’s lifestyle. They sound like people who enjoy life and like spending time with their family.

Youvealwaysbeenthecaretaker Sun 03-Jun-18 22:15:09

That Sun article is fantastic. I love the photos.

BeansandSausages Sun 03-Jun-18 20:58:00

I know people that do this. Every. Single. Day. And yeah to be honest, it would drive me nuts too.

Also it's really bloody bad for you! (Eating it). How much smoke is coming your way?

AnalUnicorn Sun 03-Jun-18 20:53:09

Congratulations. You’ve made The Sun online. It popped up in my Apple News feed.

BumpowderSneezeonAndSnot Sun 03-Jun-18 20:51:09

You can really tell those who read my whole OP (Not just the thread title) and my replies and those who haven't...

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