05 Nov Bonfire Night in London
London has turned golden and crispy, leaves littering all the pavements and parks – autumn is well and truly here. I love this time of year, even though it gets dark at four o’clock in the afternoon and our heating bills go through the roof. One of the things I like best about autumn is firework night, the 5th November, the day we celebrate Guy Fawkes failing to blow up the houses of parliament by well, blowing things up.
I don’t know why I’ve always loved Guy Fawkes fireworks night so much; there’s just something about being stood in a muddy field with thousands of other people, our necks craned to the black sky watching colours explode into the night. It’s one of the things I will really miss when we leave to travel. I have no idea where we’ll be on 5th November 2013, but it won’t be here, bundled up in hats and scarfs, eating steaming chips or drinking hot chocolate while gazing up at the sky.
Bonfire Night in London
In honour of our last firework night we headed up to the Blackheath fireworks display in Greenwich.