I took my boys to a local fireworks display on Bonfire Night.
The fireworks did not fail to make everyone go crazy with excitement.
I do like having fireworks at home with friends around but the cost has got to a point where it’s not practical and with three children you cannot risk the Catherine wheel spinning off the fence.
They only give you a small nail to hold down what is essentially a circular rocket.
Organised displays are safer and great value for money, especially the one I went to because it was free.
It was a council-run event and they did an exceptional job, over shadowed by an army of parking attendants with their cameras and ticket issuing machines.
It’s a given with half the town coming to watch a free firework show that parking would be tough and people make do and park where they can.
I know there are rules but it’s one night and a family one at that.
The night ended with a big bang for many motorists as we returned with our families we were greeted with a fine.
Planned or not, it was not fair and dampened what was an amazing night .
It turned out to be just fine, a £30 fine!