This week, here in the UK, it was a Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Night) with a difference . Public firework displays, which are usually encouraged, due to safety, social and environmental issues, were of course banned due to the risk of Covid. There were still plenty of fireworks to be seen in the sky though (always keep your pets safe during Bonfire Night and the evenings surrounding it!) and we still had a lovely evening. Take a look at some of our snapshots of Bonfire Night 2020:
First of all, apologies, as I’ve mentioned before I’m really bad at nighttime photography. A few years ago, I was really lucky and my main camera was really forgiving and would automatically take sharp nighttime photos. My current camera needs a lot more effort. I’ve even attended nighttime photography courses at Blogger conferences but still, I really struggle! I’m writing this as a reminder for me to reteach myself and keep at it so I don’t forget by next bonfire night! We’ll see!
Anyway, back to bonfire night, I think Dave and Danny were secretly quite pleased we couldn’t attend a public display as it meant they got to set off their own mini display. We cuddled up and watched their fireworks.
Then, it was time for sparklers, following the sparkler safety rules, of course.
Instead of a bonfire, we had a campfire in the fire bowl. For the past few years, we’ve celebrated Bonfire Night at Milford Haven Round Table’s Firework Display. It’s always a great night but I do always miss having a bonfire. When it used to take place in the field, many years earlier, there was always a huge bonfire and we always had a bonfire and guy at the bottom of my street as a child. So it was great to go back to those days- in a smaller way!
We had hot dogs for tea…
…followed by toasted marshmallows and smores.
Lastly, we had hot chocolates and cake to warm us up once we came indoors. During the first lockdown, we spent a lot of time in the garden. Izzy and I especially loved stargazing and planet spotting each night. I feel that spending the evening outdoors for Bonfire Night was a great reminder for us to light the fire, grab a blanket and watch the bats and moon, once again. Maybe this will be a way for me to improve my nighttime photography too…
Did you celebrate Bonfire Night this year? I know it can be hard for pet owners. We’re lucky that Sid isn’t bothered by them. I hope you had a lovely time whether you were out watching fireworks or keeping cosy indoors.
Stay safe and well!