Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina

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, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina


 This year, our local fireworks display moved from the usual venue at the Rugby Club to Milford Marina.  This meant a longer walk down to the display (we have been very spoilt in the past living so close to the rugby club) and a reminder to the kids to take care near the water.  It had rained on and off all day and after a rushed afternoon, then choir, tea and clearing up, I admit that I was tempted to stay home.  But of course I made the effort for the kids and as always I’m really glad I did.  Walking down with the kids was great as we got to see lots of bonus fireworks along the way.  It was lovely to see so many friends down there too.

As I was holding both the youngest girls’ hands, I asked Danny to text Dave  for me to check where he would meet us.  Danny informed me that Dad was by the vets, to which Izzy replied, “Maybe he has a bad leg!”

, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina


We arrived and watched some of the entertainment, but the kids preferred to go on the rides while listening to the likes of Raggsy in the background.  We met up with Mum, Jo and Cerys.

, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina


Then we grabbed some sweets and drinks and found a good spot to watch the fireworks.   

, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina

, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina

As always they were an amazing display set to music, no theme this year but the songs included A Thousand Years (which I love).  This song always reminds me of Ceri as we both loved Twilight.  It’s been strange the last two years celebrating Bonfire night without her.  As Bonfire Night falls on a Saturday next year, then it’s more  likely that we can all watch together once more (sisters reunited!).
  

, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina

, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina

, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina

, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina

We all really enjoyed the display.  As well as a public display being a lot safer, it also means we get to see thousands of pounds worth of fireworks for free.    Milford Haven Round Table do such a great job putting on free events for town members throughout the year.  We all gladly threw donations in the charity buckets on the way in and the way out!   I went home with a completely empty purse, but a heart full of happiness. 

, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina

As thousands had flocked to the marina (which was heartwarming to see) it took a while to walk out through the crowd.  Then we all had to squeeze together (no mean feat with water one side of us) as cars started to leave too. Dave nearly had to help push one car off the road as it was unable to move and causing a build up of the already queueing traffic, but thankfully it was all sorted pretty quickly.  Mum gave me and Izzy (and Jo and Cerys) a lift home while Dave and the older kids walked back.  

, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina


Once we were all back home it was sparkler time.   I felt far more relaxed around these  than in the past,  it must be because the kids are older and more aware of how to use them safely.

, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina

, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina

I filmed Danny but didn’t manage to get a good photo of him holding his sparkler.  I also forgot to light one for myself!  Thankfully we have more left for the next couple of nights.

Here is a short video of the evening, but I didn’t film much to be honest.



The kids love learning about the history of Guy Fawkes,which I’m glad, but to us remembering in this way has become more of a cultural custom, a reminder of how this date was marked in the past and to me a reminder of my childhood.  I now love creating new bonfire night memories with my own children.  

Do you remember, remember, the 5th November, gunpowder, treason and plot?  

We see no reason

Why Gunpowder treason

Should ever be forgot ….



, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina

, Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina

8 Comments

  1. , Bonfire Night 2015: Down the Marina
    Ceri Evans
    November 6, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    Aww I love that song too. Sure it was magical watching fireworks to it. Can't wait for next year #sistersreunited 🙂 xxx

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      Claire Evans
      November 6, 2015 / 1:48 pm

      It's lovely isn't it? I sang along gruffly lol xxx

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    Teddy Bears And Cardigans
    November 6, 2015 / 10:38 pm

    You're very lucky to have something so wonderful on your doorstep (well a short walk away). It makes wonderful memories for children, just being out late when it's dark is great fun but fireworks and rides too!

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    Mary @over40andamumtoone
    November 7, 2015 / 12:04 am

    I do love a good fireworks display, we are off to ours Sat night weather permitting #CountryKids

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    Coombe Mill
    November 7, 2015 / 12:13 am

    Sounds like a great effort by the local council and well supported too. I hope everyone was as generous as you with the donations. Sounds like a perfect time for you to catch up with your sister and the video really shows off how much the children enjoyed the evening. Having the kids growing up definitely makes a difference to how relaxed you feel on fireworks night! Thank you for sharing your evening on Country Kids.

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    Sanna / Wave to Mummy blog
    November 7, 2015 / 12:25 am

    It looks like a great evening out! Love that first picture, beautiful light 🙂 We were so disappointed this year when the fireworks near us was cancelled, safety concerns apparently. I was really looking forward to them! Hopefully next year 🙂 #countrykids

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    Happy Homebird
    November 7, 2015 / 1:18 am

    You've captured it so well, amazing photos. I love this time of year, so special getting wrapped up warm and watching the fireworks. Hopefully we are off to a display on Saturday evening. Great song – one of my favourites.

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    kerry norris
    November 8, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    Love that song too!!! Glad you all had a good time. Fab effort made by the council xx

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