I had expected to miss out this year but life surprised me. A couple from England invited other English people over to a bonfire…. though fireworks are not allowed here or sold so they are out of the picture. IT was really nice to spend the evening chatting to people who even though they talked fast I could understand… lol… saying that they were mostly from Liverpool or Birmingham! WE talked about all sorts of things including memories of fireworks displays we have been to and that feeling of burnt face and frost bitten toes… not something we had here when even though it was raining we were too warm …still we all kept hats and scarves on to keep the spirit right. It made me smile that the adults were all English sounding but most of the children had been raised if not born here so sounded like natives. One child was asked if they liked bonfire night and the tradition…they said it was cool…wierd but cool. I guess in many ways it is for them but I enjoyed it a lot…… and we had some of Terry Wogans fireworks so that was fun and the mulled wine was a winner too as was the company.
Oh if anyone feels like being loved by all of us for ages…. buy some sparklers and save them till we are back next year … they are also illegal though we have heard of some places we might be able to get them 😉 Illegal sparklers…what a strange world!
I hope you all enjoyed bonfires this year and oooh’d and aah’d in the right places!