I’m not really one to celebrate bonfire night, I even forgot to buy a pumpkin this year for halloween (although I do desperately want to grow some on my plot next year!) So when my dad mentioned buying a box of fireworks for the garden I thought why not? We own a fabulous fire pit which has been constantly used on holidays in the campervan and for BBQs in the summer so we piled it with logs and sat round it during a lovely autumn night. I even cooked a delicious homemade goulash soup with meatballs that helped to keep us nice and warm before lighting the fireworks. I must admit, they weren’t anything special, but we all enjoyed every second of it! I have never, ever, lit fireworks in our own garden before so I was like an excited little kid when the rockets zoomed up and the catherine wheels span round (although 2 of them didn’t really spin, they just basically fizzled!). After the fireworks we played with some sparklers and attempted to write our own names and draw pictures with them, which might I add, was a lot harder than we thought it would be! Although my Dad impressed us all with a magnificant flower. We ended the night with toasted marshmallows and hot chocolates topped with whipped cream… heaven!
All in all it was a great night, so great infact that I think it should be a family tradition from now on and I can’t believe we didn’t do it sooner! Our dog, Barry the boxer, was not at all impressed and spent the night laying inside the house.
Happy bonfire night everyone! Be safe and have fun 🙂 xx