How grateful am I, to be a Mum and have the excuse to once again marvel at the delights of fireworks, bonfires and sparklers. The contrast of a cold, damp and dark November evening against the hot, glowing red of the bonfire. The children’s eyes all wide and excited as the sparklers are lit. The men, all ravenous waiting for hot pot, the women fussing and hosting, laughing and making sure the children don’t wander too close to the fire or pick up hot discarded sparklers.
I love November and I love Bonfire Night.
This year we were very blessed to be invited to rural Balderstone to see how the country folk put on a bonfire. Thanks to our friends Tori and Ben for the invite, a lovely night was had by all, especially the children.
Take a look at the video I put together of our Bonfire Night 2013 experience.