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.
Halloween Goodies In the Post!
I hope you all have a wonderful week,
Bye for now