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Village Bonfire

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Apologies for being late but here are a few pictures from Bonfire night last week.

imageDaughter and I are suffering from a touch of fire glow here. Our village has an annual bonfire which is organised by The Young Farmers. They do an amazing job with a fantastic firework display.

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Family pictures are great aren’t they? Here are my two Gorgeous Grandsons, handsome eldest son and super son in law (ish). This is an annual event in our household calendar. We finish the evening with a traditional hot pot. Hot pot is one of my signature dishes! It is basically a beef stew with potatoes and root veg. The sort of rib sticking food that I cook in a slow cooker all day ready to dish up for hungry folk.

The original dish is a Lancashire Hot Pot with various adaptations such as a pastry topping or crusty bread. Oh and it is compulsory to serve with beetroot and or red cabbage. Lovely!!

imageBonfire and firework display in Cilcain, Flintshire 2015

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Remember,remember the fifth of November

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“Remember,remember the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot.

I see no reason why gunpowder, plot and treason, should ever be forgot.”

Last  night was Bonfire night in the UK. This date commemorates the attempt to blow up the Houses Of Parliament in 1606 by Guy Fawkes and his comrades. Children have always made a guy from old clothes and straw and burnt the effigy on a bonfire. This gruesome tradition now provides a reason to celebrate with  a fire and fireworks.

Here in North Wales, the Young Farmers organise a community bonfire and fireworks in our village. The firework display was AMAZING. It cost £2500 but was enjoyed by all including my grandson. The evening was helped by a cold and clear night, with evocative smells of fireworks and smoke. Treacle toffee and toffee apples are traditional treats but sadly I now have to think about the health of my teeth! Ah well. Happy memories!

York Minster and Museum

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http://Jorvik-Viking-centre.co.uk

No time for crafting today as I took my Gorgeous Grand daughter to York for a day out. I even detoured away from craft shops as it was her day. My day  will come soon!

York was very Christmassy with lots of street entertainers,decorations and food stalls. Grand daughter thought that York Minster was amazing and how did they build that?

We visited the Jorvick Viking Centre which was very exciting and educational. We boarded a time travelling machine and went back to pre 1066 when the Vikings lived and worked in York. There was a village representation based on an archaeological dig carried out in 1976. You could see the people (well models) hear the chatter and even smell the dung heap! There were 2 human Viking skeletons and 4 holographic Viking ghosts, great fun.

We saw the house where Guy Fawkes was born and Grand daughter was very impressed. I had to take the photo of this curly dog but not sure if its a good or bad hair day. Generally a great (but craft less) day out and bonding day out👭