Watch some fireworks… this year Bonfire Night falls on a Saturday – which is tomorrow! Every year I get mildly annoyed when I hear fireworks on Halloween night – I don’t care if it’s convenient, it’s not the same thing and I don’t want the fifth of November being crammed in alongside witches and ghouls. Bonfire Night has always been more interesting and exciting for me, anyway. Childhood memories of town display: shuffling feet to keep them warm…sparklers clutched in woolly little mitts…watching the reminders on Blue Peter to be careful. We usually have a small display in our back garden, which is really fun and the boys love helping to choose them. My youngest has been learning about Guy Fawkes this week at school (or Guy Fox as some of year one think he’s called!) and we’re all set. Watching a display together is a lovely experience: oohing over the pretty colours, jumping at the bangs. The wonder of fireworks never fades. And here’s your Blue Peter warning: have fun, but be careful.
Pick some sloes… this is the traditional time of year to go picking. Most of us have had a frost this week, which helps to soften the berries. I picked some a few weeks ago and cheated by putting them in the freezer, but I’d like to go and get another basketfull to make a second batch. You can read how I do it here.
Plan some Christmas crafts… it’s coming, and it’s coming quickly. I’m trying to remember to get on top of my planning now so I don’t forget to make things. I’ve just ordered a glue gun and I’m on the hunt for some Sculpey. I’m currently knitting a fairy, and I’d like to make some more things – little scandi-inspired stocking, I think. I’m also trying to squirrel away some presents now as and I when I see them.
I hope you have a great weekend!