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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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Remember, remember the fifth of November; Gunpowder, treason and plot.

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On Friday evening we went to our absolute favourite fireworks display in Long Melford. I've been many times over the years and it never disappoints, with this year's being no exception. They always make an enormous bonfire:piling old pallets up and giving them a good dousing. The fire takes hold swiftly and soon roars away, burning bright and flooding the field with light. The heat of the inferno is incredible and we usually have to move back to avoid roasting like potatoes in their jackets.

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The fireworks start half an hour after the bonfire is lit, which has burned right down to just a small pile. Each year the display has a theme and this year's was 'Best of British', but quite honestly they are so vague you would never guess anyway. I gasp in excitement each year at how they find new fireworks and get them to do such pretty things. My teeth get quite a chill from all my grinning, I'm like a child!

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All that was missing was a toffee apple , a bag of candyfloss plus a couple of sparklers.. Sadly, sparklers are now deemed too dangerous to be brought along. Happy November 5th!

Sophie

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9 comments

  1. Sparklers are the only part of bonfire night I enjoy, I have to say fireworks make me nervous! xo

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  2. Sounds like you had a great time.

    X x

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  3. No sparklers?!
    I love bonfire night, I'm always happy when there are fireworks to see. I didn't manage to get to the local display on Sunday sadly, as the flat was flooded and we were trying to mop up as much as possible to try and limit the damage.

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  4. Too dangerous? pah.
    I'm hoping to go out for a stroll tonight next to the cricket ground & see some stunners!

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  5. I have only recently started to go to annual 'pyro' party. It's always held the week after bonfire night for some reason, its just a bunch of friends and loads off big-ass fireworks but its fun, and we have chilli around the bonfire afterwards. we always have sparklers - I like these ;)
    Glad you had fun!
    x

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  6. Sparklers are the best part of bonfire night for me!! I'm not the biggest fan though, I'll be staying in making sure pup and bunny aren't too scared!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  7. Oooh, pretty fireworks!!! And the bonfire looks like a dragon! I'm going to have a sparkler in a moment or two! CBC bought me one back from Northumberland from his fireworks display! I guess they ban them from public events because there's always some idiot who will mess things up or use it in an antisocial way! Still, tis sad for the rest of us!x

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  8. I haven't been to a display yet this year, and these photos are making me feel as though I'm missing out!

    Hmm maybe...

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  9. I must admit I am not a big fan of fireworks I think they are expensive for something that goes bang but I do like a nice organised display. It annoys me when people let them off every night for like 2 weeks in November. xx

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