It must be about 8 - 10 months ago that we got new neighbours - a young couple renting with at that stage a toddler and the wife expecting. Now with, a 2 year old little boy and baby daughter. They have had quite a few parties and continued over lockdown but the noise stopped at a reasonable time.
Last night, however, when I went to sleep it was reasonably quiet but I was woken by loud "music" with extra loud base noises. I checked the time and it was 1 a.m. I got up and put my bedroom light on and then the spare bedroom or office light. It turned out that Doug, who is nearer to the light and noise had not had much sleep at all.
After I turned the lights on the music went quieter but when Doug looked out of his window there was smoke billowing from their garage. He called out to see if they wanted him to call the fire brigade but they were all high and we just got repetitions of Call the F...ing fire brigade, call the f...ing fire brigade. The lad who lives there did grab the hose and put it out but there was acrid smoke for some time.
We have no idea what it was that they had set on fire but luckily things quietened down after that and the fire was out. It took me a long time to get back to sleep as I could still smell the acrid smoke.
We know there is usually vast quantities of beer drunk but last night it seemed as though they were on something a lot stronger than that. I hope we don't get a repetition tonight.