Instead of having a bonfire on Friday 5th November like most people in the country, I was invited to a party on the Thursday. It was a pretty damn cold evening when the bonfire finally got lit around 20.30. It started as a small blaze but soon turned into a towering inferno (of sorts!) It got a bit smokey and some of the fumes were tasting a little toxic, probably from the lead and paint from the really old gutters they chucked on, but at least we were warm.
We also managed to set off about twenty fireworks before the 11pm curfew, only one didn't go off, and there were a few good ones! At least the night prepared us for the following day where large fires were ranging everywhere!