I'm watching The Secret of Roan Inish with the kids and Prawnie asked what the Grandmother was putting in the fire.
"It's peat, I think." I replied.
"Kind of like clay and grass together."
"Don't they have any wood?"
"Not so much and peat is plentiful - it's easy to find."
A moment later we're watching Fiona with Grandfather and Prawn says, "Did he die?"
"No." (slightly exasperated) "Grandfather's right there with Fiona"
"No. Pete! Did he die?"
And then I tried to explain it wasn't Pete a guy, but peat - something you can burn. Jeepers.