"Take the tree down please lads and stow it at the bottom of the garden,' I said when I left the house.
"No problem Dad,' they said, 'but it won't fit back through the door with those branches," they added.
"Cut them off then."
So they did. Maybe a wee bit of overkill there boys.
Still, job done and good to see my old parang, made out of an old car spring, and bought from an Iban Tracker in Brunei in '84 still going strong. Best 10 bucks I ever spent.