Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Remember, remember...

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot
I see no reason
why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot

As a lover of all things Autumn, my favourite event of the year is Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night. Wrapping up against the cold and watching beautiful fireworks fill the sky, while the scent of food vans makes your mouth water and your tummy rumble.

We haven't made it to an organised fireworks display for a few years but on Saturday night we made our way to the Beaulieu Motor Museum for their event. Arriving at 4pm we had a few hours to wander around the museum looking at the incredible cars, This was Sion's favourite...

This little cutie, but completely impractical one was mine...

And this Jenson Interceptor threw up a whole load of memories for me. My Dad brought this dream car when we were children. He only used it occasionally, but I still remember the thrill of being squeezed into the tiny back seat as we roared down the street. I stood next to this car for a little while, lost in my thoughts - I miss you Dad.

We headed outside to feast on hot chips and curry sauce. I wanted to go on the Big Wheel but the queue was just a little too long for my short attention span so we just wandered amongst the stalls until it was time for the big event.

Set the the music of Rock Legends the display was far and away the best display I have ever seen. The fireworks we constantly being set off in perfect time to music for over 30 minutes. We absolutely were blown away and despite only having my trusty iphone with me I managed to snap a picture or two...

Beaulieu, you were amazing - we'll be back again next year!

There are lots of displays taking place all over the country this weekend, Hampshire events can be found here, Berkshire events here, Dorset events here and Sussex & Surrey events here. Be safe and have fun watching x


  1. What amazing photos, I remember your Dad's Jenson but it was garaged then....I miss him too!

  2. Sounds like a brilliant night and the photos are amazing. We cheated here and watched a display from our bedroom window while consoling our neurotic cat - she hates fireworks!