Saturday, 10 November 2007

Bonfire Night...and Goodies In The Post!

' Remember Remember The Fifth Of November
Gun-powder, Treason and Plot'

Halloween is all over and all the excitement that surrounds it had died away.....However it is never long to the fifth of November when once again the streets are filled with the sounds of bangs and whistles and the night sky is filled with brilliant colours.......

'Bonfire Night' or 'Guy Fawkes Night'

Usually on this night my family and myself get wrapped up against the cold, dad takes our fireworks to the bottom of the garden, whilst mum and myself watch in the kitchen door way as dad lights the tapers to the fireworks. We all watch in awe as the rockets, spinners, and other bright packages shoot off into the the sky! We enjoy pie and mushy peas,home made parkin (ginger cake), marshmallows, chestnuts........Although this bonfire night we had made no plans, no fireworks and dad was working late. Mum and myself went to do our normal weekly food shop and bought a toffee apple, and some chestnuts that we planned to roast over a fire at the weekend.......

Then at about 8.00 pm we looked out the kitchen window to see a neighbours house behind ours letting of amazing fireworks! It was a freezing cold night so we watched the distant display from the warmth of the kitchen....... Mum told me a story of how she had once tried to roast chestnuts in the oven but had forgot to pierce them! As she opened the oven door they bust out and shell went everywhere, including on my mum........ Usually we roast them outside in an old drum......where my dad always takes position as the chestnut chef! ha,ha
So we decided we would have another go.... they turned out perfect, even better than in the fire, but we wont tell dad. Ha,ha Mum made sure she pierced the shells this year, and we added sausage rolls to the night.

It was a really wonderful evening and none of it planned......sometimes it just happens that way.

Halloween Goodies In the Post!
I wanted to share with you some goodies I received through the post before Halloween from my good friend Linda over at Somewhere In Time . I was visiting this wonderful blog when I noticed Linda had some photos of Candy Corn, as we began talking Linda offered to send me some as I have always wanted to try it, and can not get it here in the uk. I was totally thrilled as I opened the package to find other sweet goodies in there also! Sugar babies are very yum, sweet and chewy. The boxed candy was licorice, a very similar candy to one in the uk called Licorice torpedoes, I enjoyed them all very much! It was lovely to try candy I had never seen let alone tasted, I wanted to keep the candy corn around a while just to look at it! ha,ha..............but alas this little candy is quite addictive! My family enjoyed it with me too,
Linda also sent these cute Halloween socks! and this sweet little Halloween card as I love vintage Halloween items. I cannot express how overjoyed I was with this surprise parcel.......... thank you again Linda. I am pleased through our blogs we have the chance to meet many wonderful people, to share our interests and our friendship ......
I was hoping to update you on the play Arsenic and old Lace that I appeared in, Although I have only one photo of me in the the play! so I am going to see if I can get my hands on some more photos before I post. Hopefully I can post them very soon.......

I hope you all have a wonderful week,
Bye for now
Priscilla x


Carolyn said...

Have you eaten it all yet! Looks like you had fun gathering your stash

DailyDoily said...

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cd&m said...

Just love roasted chesnuts, perfect for a cold bonfire night.

Linda said...

Bonfire night sounds like great fun with all the fireworks and your yummy chestnuts on a cold night. I love your Mum's story I can just imagine all the chestnuts hopping all over:). Hello to all, I'm glad you liked the candies. Linda

Back Through Time said...

Bonfire night sounds like fun! It is so interesting the way somethings are so different there.
Hope you have a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

I often love candy packages; they are fun and uplifting, cheerful.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Priscilla...where are you???

Allison said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening! And you're right, sometimes the most fun is spur of the moment and unplanned. The roasted chestnuts sound so great. I wish I could have tried them. The candy you got is so fun - it was so sweet of your friend. It's always interesting to see different brands than you are use to isn't it.


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