Bonfire Night is upon us once again, the great British tradition celebrating the failure of an attempt by Guy Fawkes and fellow conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605.
People all over the country wrap up warm in gloves, scarves and hats and venture outside to watch spectacular fireworks, gather around blazing bonfires and eat hot food to keep them warm. Smoke fills the night sky long after the fireworks have ended and people are back in their warm houses.
Jacket potatoes, hot dogs with fried onions and soup are just some of the traditional foods eaten on this night and in fact, with firework displays and parties often taking place the weekend before or after, the celebrations stretch over more than one night.
Last night we went to Rob’s parents’ house for a barbecue and to watch the nearby fireworks display. Some of our group took a walk to watch the display and others stayed in the warm and watched from the upstairs window or the garden by the warmth of the barbeque.
I’ll leave you now with some more pictures from the night.