|Smiley face fireworks!|
Anyway, time moved on, Peter and Jane divorced, but we kept up the ritual of Bonfire Night, only it was just Peter and Colin who came along.
|Hugh with his bonfire this year - Ben and Colin watching on|
Peter then found a lovely new wife, Maggie and she has joined us for a couple of bonfire nights now too. These are now all held at our house, as Peter and Maggie live 'up North' and they come back to Wickford to visit Colin and his brother fairly frequently.
However, this year they couldn't make it, so it was just Colin, Ben, Hugh, Penny and myself. Hugh, Penny and I had decided earlier in the year that we would go to the firework display in Wickford Memorial Park - it is a brilliant display and although we can see most of it from our back garden, it is much better if you actually go to the park! When we told Ben and Colin they asked if they could join us and then come back to our house to have a bonfire in our garden and some more fireworks that they would buy. Of course we said yes!
|Me and Penny at the display waiting for it to start - Penny wears ear defenders as she can't cope with the noise!|
|Ben and Colin at the Memorial Park|
At least the bonfire he had this year didn't bring the police knocking on the door, but that is another story!
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