This is without doubt my favourite time of year.
Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure. – Wikipedia
As I sit here listening to what my CoD tuned ears recognise as a war zone, I can’t help but think about how much I love this time of year. The cold weather meaning you have to snuggle up in warm clothes, the hot food and warm drinks, the EXPLOSIONS, the warm fire and friends and family gathered around…oh and did I mention EXPLOSIONS!