Saturday, 6 November 2010


Guy Fawkes Night, more commonly known as Bonfire Night or Firework Night, these days, was last night. 

Everywhere were bangs, and the smell of smoke and gunpowder was in the air.
We went to a friend's house for his annual firework display and party, we go every year. There were about 50 - 60 people there, and lots of kids for the girls to mess about with of all ages. Hide and seek, tag and goodness know what else they got up to. My girls love going to this party catching up with people they haven't seen in a while very often. This year an old school friend of A's was there from primary, so that was fun for her and I was able to catch up with the mum.

The display itself went on for about an hour, longer than usual because of the rain which went on throughout, we were all pretty sopping by the end, carefully dressed hair all rumpled from being wet or wearing beanie hats.

Here are some of the fireworks

                                        Some of the crowd chatting in between

Inside was lovely and warm with a nice woodburner with hot mulled wine to drink warming on top

Some food donated by everyone who comes (many of the fireworks are donated too)

In the kitchen food has been prepared and left heating on the stove all night. One pot of meat curry, one veg curry, one chilli con carne, one veg chilli and a soup, with an enormous pot of rice.

Afterwards the bonfire is lit, But missed a pic of the Guy burning. The party host plans this party months in advance every year, this time he's even put in new flooring in the garden leaving a gap in the middle just for the bonfire - now that's dedication! Incidentally just to the side of the photo below was the paving laid by my brother last year.

The short ones to the left are some of the kids, not sure if either is E or A, though.

Loads of fun and we left to walk home at 12 with another friend who stayed the night at ours (this night too, actually). The girls were up super late this morning!!

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