Good evening my bonfire night bravados,
As the 5th of November aka fireworks night is fast approaching, I thought I would dedicate this post to my early memories of fireworks festivities and how to be prepared however you celebrate it.
In my early years I remember my parents used to take my brother and I to a local pub which hosted a great display in their beer garden, the kids were all given sparklers (which to us was the coolest invention ever) and also as it was close to where we grew up we would meet all our friends there to “hang out”as we got older.
This year I plan to watch the fireworks at Alexander Palace which is a beautiful old building in North London and as it on a hill you can see the fireworks for miles around. I know as I feel the cold terribly I will be decked out in lots of wool layers and we will likely take a picnic blanket also so we can sit on the grass without getting muddy. In previous years when I have been there, I would usually wear my wellies with thermal socks to keep my feet warm and one of my selection of bobble hats to protect my other extremity from the night chill 😀
I have such a fond memory from when I was a teenager on holiday with my family in New York. I remember being stood in Times Square rooted to the spot absolutely freezing in my multi coloured stripy United Colours of Benetton sweatshirt, skinny jeans and the biggest scarf imaginable. When those fireworks went off thoufh it made the numbness seem to disapate, and I was in awe at all the beautiful colours shooting across the sky above me.
Obviously I am a tad biased but I personally think our fireworks display in London for New Years Eve is one of the best in the world. Having been to see it in the flesh one year, I am completely happy watching it now from the comfort of my own home on television – although they seriously are mind blowing. Whoever choreographs the music choices and how seamlessly the fireworks compliment them is a genius 😁
Wherever you maybe this Bonfire night, make sure you stay wrapped up warm especially as winter is definitely on the approach in Europe. Also just be mindful that alcohol and fireworks are not really a good idea, perhaps leave the fireworks to the professionals to ensure you and your loved ones have a safe and enjoyable evening.
happy 5th of November, until next week