Saturday, 8 November 2014
Elaine has posted about her Bonfire Night memories at Ramblings from Rosebank and took me back to mine. Proper Yorkshire Parkin (ginger cake to you!) and Toffee Apples; the fire on the green that had to be protected over Mischief Night or neighbouring kids would make off with the wood; boys throwing bangers about and making the Guy a week before so you could ask strangers for money for fireworks.
Another memory was building the fire in a neighbour's garden using her metal washing pole as the central support. It seemed like a great idea until ten minutes in when the pole started to vibrate. The rain water inside began to boil and suddenly spurted into the air like a volcano and put the fire out! Thankfully no one was hurt and we all had a good laugh and went to a different house to continue the celebration.
We are far more safety conscious these days thankfully!
Well, Bonfire Night here began last Saturday - 1st November - obviously there were some celebrations on the actual night but the main event is tonight. Fire, food and fireworks at the local sports ground. Hopefully it will have stopped raining by then!