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Post by flute on 4th November 2011, 9:17 pm

Remember, remember, the 5th of november,
Gunpowder treason and plot.

So, what are you all doing for Guy Fawkes night? Anyone letting any fireworks off, or going to a gathering?

(I couldn't find a fireworky emoticon, so I figured this will do for a sparkler! Very Happy )

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Post by flute on 4th November 2011, 9:19 pm

I'm off to a bonfire/firework gathering. It's my friends 18th, so we're going to make an afternoon of it beforehand, and probably a yearly thing before everyone goes off to uni.

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Post by Dandelion on 4th November 2011, 10:24 pm

There's usually a display in the town - you can see them from most parts of town so we just watch from the house. (The velux window in the loft is good for this..) Apart from that we'll just be Mr and Mrs Grumpy, moaning when we get woken up by someone letting off a banger* on the way back from the pub.

*That's not a euphemism

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Post by MrsC on 5th November 2011, 7:53 am

We're hoping to take LMC into town for the annual display that the Abbey helps to organise. It's usually fantastic, but we're not sure what LMC's reaction will be. Some bangs upset her a bit last night, but when I took her to the window and showed her the fireworks she calmed right down and slept through a large display later on that seemed very close.

The weather may change our plans though as rain is forecast for most of the day here and I don't fancy pushing her buggy through the mud.

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Post by Dandelion on 5th November 2011, 2:55 pm

Our 'trench experience' started last night, when we were woken by what sounded like a couple of mortars going off outside the house. Grrrr!!!

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 5th November 2011, 4:14 pm

I've been eyeing the Houses of Parliament.

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Post by Dandelion on 5th November 2011, 7:18 pm

sort of 'second time lucky'???

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Post by Chilli-head on 5th November 2011, 9:00 pm

Just got back from the second firework party. I know it is not "eco", but I love fireworks Very Happy
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Post by freebird on 5th November 2011, 10:24 pm

I'm very relieved that our dog is completely unfazed by the fireworks. And my goodness there have been some whoppers going off nearby. One made the windows shake.

Maybe I'm getting old and grumpy, but they just don't do it for me anymore. I preferred it when Guy Fawkes night was just that, and it didn't spread to any convenient weekend between the end of September and Christmas!
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Post by flute on 5th November 2011, 11:54 pm

I know what you mean freebird.

Well it was supposed to rain all evening here, from about 4pm onwards, and we didn't get a drop. I ended up covered in wax as it was so windy though (we each had a wax fire stick thing, I can't think of a name for it). Am now shattered!

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