Today is 5th November and as such tonight is Bonfire Night. Even as I write this I can hear fireworks going off outside, as they have been doing pretty much all evening. This year I had no plans to attend any fireworks display, as it comes so close to Halloween that it all seems a bit too soon. However yesterday I was lucky enough to get invited around to my ex-parent-in-laws house (the kids grandparents) where they would be eating hot dogs and letting off some fireworks.
Monday is Daddy Day, the one day in the week where the kids see their father. Around Halloween he always picks the nearest Monday to carve pumpkins and near Bonfire night they do fireworks. Though I had no idea they had plans this year, I was last minute invited around to my ex-partner’s parents, to spend the evening with them and of course my children. I’ll admit it was lovely and kind of them to invite me and actually I enjoyed the evening very much.
It was only a small display, though saying that it apparently cost £50 for all the fireworks and sparklers. Lily and I tried to take pictures on my phone but they just didn’t come out all that great.
The kids had a great time and though they were both clearly a little weary at first, they definitely got braver throughout the display. I was definitely glad to have shared the moment with them and hopefully next year we might even make it to a proper Firework and Bonfire night.