Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Don't worry- 5th November was Guy Fawkes day but it was raining so a lot of Firework parties last night and there will be plenty more tonight-And next weekend as the weatheris going to be wet tonight.
And with inflation- it's a Fiver for the guy now (£5)
But locally we have Lewes- the county town of Sussex. They have the biggest Bonfire night -probably in the world. 40,000 visitors to the town
We have a lot of Bonfire societies in Sussex so Bonfires and Firework displays have been going on for a month or so. Seems every local town now has it's own Bonfire society with Plenty of Events going on for months.
May be that I am getting past it but I prefer to stay indoors and keep the dog company. Never was the case as I have the largest garden in our road so used to invite all the neighbours round for the street bonfire. All the families and their mates and relations. Gave us a chance to get rid of all the "Burnable" rubbish lying around and you can imagine 60 people trampling all over your garden and wrecking the lawn. But the Wifes pool went up where the bonfire used to be so for the last couple of years we just had a B-B-Q and rireworks. After the first year of Sqinny fizz-bangs we made a rule. Only one firework but a good one. It got very competitive and the males used to hunt out the best firework they could get. You imagine 20 Dads spending £50 on one firework that would be loud- last at least a couple of minutes and give a good display----But they did not get just one. One year one dad got some "Display" Mortars that required a 3" drainpipe to launch them. They were loud but that was due to the fact we only had 4" piping and they did not get the height that they were supposed to. Only got to about 200ft instead of 500.
But This year I had to cancell it. Too much rain in the last 2 months and the garden would have been ruined. Still- there's always Mid summer's day next year. Any excuse to annoy the neighbours that don't want to join in.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.