Tuesday, 11 November 2014

A Beret for Bonfire Night

Remember, remember, the 5th of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason,
Should ever be forgot.

This year there weren't any local public displays of fireworks to attend, and the bigger ones down the valley are usually on weekends these days, which isn't always convenient. On actual bonfire night then we headed up the nearest hill, parked up with a whole convoy of other cars, and enjoyed the amazing view stretching all the way up, and all the way down, the valley we live in.  Many private firework parties were taking place, so we had a good fireworks show from our vantage point.  We'd brought a flask of hot chocolate (good call, it was freezing up on the hill!) and some giant sparklers, which we couldn't light at first as our lighter failed.

Bonfire Night

Full skirt 1980's wool coat, charity shop
Scarf, Peacocks
Beret, Accessorize
Gloves, Sainsburys

It was good to get home and warm, with a nice cheesy salmon and veg bake, followed by the first baked apples of the season (a bonfire night essential in our house).

Did you do anything for bonfire night?


  1. Fab photo! Was that Wednesday? No! I Skyped my friend Krista in the States and drunk rum in front of The Apprentice. We've abstained this year. xxx

  2. Ace beret! Our school has the most amazing bonfire and firework display

  3. What a fabulous photo! Though we don't observe Guy Fawkes night here in Canada, I've always thought that November was the perfect month for a bonfire. With winter moving in swiftly, we there's a very practical element to keeping nice and toasty in front of a roaring blaze.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. Hello!
    Your photo is magnificent.
    Though we do not celebrate bonfire night, I do know it's moment in history. I'm ever so glad you had fun, dear.


  5. As everyone else has said, that's a great photo! And I love a beret ;) for the first time in years I didn't do anything this bonfire night... and I felt bad about it all evening. But it really is a mission to drag myself out into the cold when I only get in from work at 7pm. Our local display starts at about that time, so it's just a massive pain to get there! x

  6. Thanks all - photo credit to the other half, he'll be pleased you like it! My camera's not very good in low light (or more likely, I don't know how to work the settings properly...) x

  7. Wow! Your beret is gorgeous !! Night bonfire ... what is the history of it? Here in Spain, bonfire night is celebrated on June 24 to celebrate the beginning of summer.

    1. Here it's to celebrate the thwarting of Guy Fawkes' dastardly plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1600ish. Effigies of Fawkes are burnt, though that's less commomn now than fireworks and sparklers!

  8. I wish we had that in the US. Seems like such a fun tradition.


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