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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Frugal firework party.


Is there any such thing? Well no not really if you are buying fireworks but I am not. The local display from RAF Brize Norton will be spectacular enough, even from a distance. The cheapest and most fun is to go to the local high up viewing spot. Get there at 6.30 and wait. There will be others with same idea so make sure you have a good parking spot if you need a car. My favourite viewing spot is quite a car ride away but when you are up there you have a panoramic view. Oxfordshire looking North. Swindon looking west and the South Oxon towns and villages. On a clear night you will see lovely displays popping  up all over in the dark sky. The children love it. Then back home for sparklers in the garden and a slow cooker full of homemade soup and warmed fresh bread waiting. Guy Fawkes night is an odd tradition really but I love it.  It is British and quirky. It seems to welcome in the cold  and dark weather giving us the excuse to light candles and log fires to get cosy. The pumpkin lantern gets another lighting before going in the cospost bin. Although Guy Fawkes is tomorrow, some af the larger displays will be tonight. The menu? Homemade leek and potato soup. There will be a family sized blackberry and apple crumble with custard for dessert. No need to spend lots to have a great family get together. As I write this, the rain is bashing against the window. BBC weather said this will pass through so fingers crossed for a clear night. We don’t have any pets but hoping everything is over quickly this weekend so nervous pets don’t have to suffer. :)

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  1. We live behind a couple big houses, and every year they try and out do each other, 1st house was last night we expect the 2nd tonight. Just leave the blinds open.Purdy cat sits at the window watching, Grace cat will sit on my lap, if I'm out she sits on our stairs.

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    1. poor things must wonder what on earth are these humans up to now.

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  2. A good excuse to have a get together. Your plans sound similar to ours and I'm looking forward to it. I hope the weather clears for you and you enjoy your evening. X

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    1. The weather looks settled so should be good. Enjoy yours too.:)

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  3. Thats the trouble with Suffolk - too flat for a good view of other peoples fireworks!

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    1. Suffolk has many other qualities. You have a coast!

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