On Monday it was Bonfire Night so we headed down to Milford Marina to watch our local firework display. It’s always our first dark winter walk of the year together and I love wrapping up warm and watching bonus fireworks along the way. Every year Milford Haven Round Table put on an impressive free display (donations welcome!) for which we are very grateful. It’s always a fun night with family, food, fair rides, fun and fireworks:
As we walked towards Pier Head we passed the local businesses along Milford Waterfront, many of which had remained open late so visitors could make the most of the local goods and delicious food for sale. We made our way directly to the stage area as one of our favourite (of local descent!) singers, Bryde was playing with her band. Coincidentally Sarah used to be in a duo called Paper Aeroplanes and every Bonfire Night I always find myself singing “Newport Beach”- “The beach where the fireworks were free.”
Usually the kids drag us straight to the fair rides but this year I insisted that we get to listen to Bryde first (the last time we watched her play just happened to be a few yards away at Foam). Rebecca has just taken up electric guitar (in addition to acoustic) so she loved eyeing up the stunning collection on stage!
The crowd was quite small as many families arrive just before the fireworks start so young children aren’t waiting in the cold too long, but as they say the early-bird catches the worm and we were all in for a treat as Bryde played some of my favourite songs including Help Yourself and Wait (from EP1), Honey (from EP2) and To Be Brave (from Like an Island) and also a cover of Annie Lennox’s “No More I Love You”.
Milford version of our Annie Lennox cover is called: No more I Loves You. #injokewiththewelshies
— Bryde (@brydeofficial) November 2, 2018
The kids loved the set and at the end asked to buy a CD but I reminded them that I have all the albums on vinyl at home and also on our apple music (sorry kids). However CDs can be purchased locally at Terminal Records, Haverfordwest and in Bryde’s online store.
It was a cold, late night for Izzy so she enjoyed dad (and then mum cuddles).
Jo had won free tickets for the fair rides (with Andrew Holmes and Son Funfairs)and kindly shared them with the kids (thanks Aunty Jo Jo). As you can see they had lots of fun on the rides:
It was then time for the fireworks so we found a place to stand, got some drinks and treats to enjoy while watching and then enjoyed the show:
The fireworks were lovely but I do wish they could be set to music again. As we walked home past the traffic I was pleased we’d decided to walk down.
Back home it was time for sparklers.
I still haven’t got the knack for taking nighttime, fireworks and sparkler photos on this camera (I don’t know why as it’s a similar model to my last camera and I’ve had years to get used to this one!) but I quite like the spooky affect it has on the photos!
After sparklers it was time for hot chocolates for the kids then finally bed- Bonfire Night on a school night is such a late night! What a way to start the week!
We usually bake bonfire biscuits or fairy cakes to give to family but we didn’t have time this year. I was quite thankful that the kids had been doing Guy Fawkes activities and crafts in school as we didn’t at home this year.
It was a lovely evening as always- thanks to Milford Haven Round Table, Milford Waterfront, Holmes and Son Funfairs, Bryde and my lovely family for making it a wonderful night!
How did you spend November 5th?
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The kids asked to see this years video and I had to admit that I hadn’t made one! I need to start making (and editing) videos again!