Bonfire Night

I love most all holidays – Christmas and Easter, Pancake Day, Nikolaustag, and all bank holidays regardless of where in the calendar they fall.


Bonfire Night, most of all. I have always counted this hallmark of the British calendar amongst my favourites – falling at my most beloved time of year, imbued with all sorts of hallowed notions of warm jumpers and crunchy leaves, red cheeks and faces lit by the embers of a well-stoked bonfire. The excuse for an outdoor celebration (the best) in the depths of damp November.

We celebrated on the weekend with a trip to the top of a nearby hill, a glut of sparklers and warm grilled cheese sandwiches waiting in the kitchen for when we hopped inside, noses pink and fingers chilled. The wonder of holding a fizzing, glittering sparkler in your gloved hand never seems to fade. I hope you enjoy Bonfire Night today, even if you’re simply admiring the flashes from the warmth of a window seat. Happy Guy Fawkes Night!

Around the web

A perfect bonfire night celebration from The Guardian

Naomi’s recipe for a bonfire night treat

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  • Naomi Wilson

    Love the photo! We had sparklers and were talking about how cameras capture the words we spell out with them.
    Thank you for the link to my post as well.

    Naomi xo

  • Lulu

    Yes! It's amazing that they come out with slow shutter speeds 🙂 not at all – it looks so tasty and similar to something they used to serve at my school on special occasions which were called bubble bars!