Thursday, 6 November 2008

Bonfire Night





Such a lovely day yesterday. Isabella and I were heading of for a walk on the beach in the morning, but as I lifted her out of the car I realised I had forgotten to put any shoes on. Stockinged feet on a cold beach didn't seem such a good idea, so what to do with one disappointed toddler. Little in the world is as good to Isabella as a play on the beach, generally involving water, shell collecting and...water. We went home to have a rethink over boiled egg and 'toldiers'.



The sun shone, albeit with that cool gleam which bleaches colour out of the leaves and a hint of mist circling through the branches, but it called to em nonetheless so wrapped up in gardening coats and wellies we ventures forth for a (long) overdue clear up. First the ducks needed feeding, not easy when the bin is as big as you.



Next there were leaves to rake up which Tiger Lily the Pestilent insisted on helping with. Lucy and I are going to place some piles at the end of the garden at the weekend in one of the many overgrown areas for our resident hedgehogs to hopefully use this winter, but there were plenty left for the bonfire tonight.



We spent a happy hour or two together, me planting and Isabella removing in favour of her own sticks. Later in the day, once the hen had taken herself off to bed, I lit the campfire and we burned sparklers which Dave had found in the garage. Lucy and Isabella shrieked as the sparks flew and the fire roared, the first time that Isabella really understood what it was all about. Sam and I stoked the flames until finally there was nothing left to burn and then we all trailed in for jacket potatoes by the log fire in the sitting room.



A perfect day.

18 comments:

  1. It sounds perfect, Pipany!

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  2. Love the bonfire pic. What a lovely way to spend time in your garden.
    xxx Diana

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  3. oh Pipany yet again a lovely glimpse into your lovely life.

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  4. You can't beat the smell of a bonfire. x

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  5. Your days are always perfect Pipany, which is why I read your blog!

    Thanks for the lovely padded heart - its gorgeous.

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  6. Yes, Pipany, you did not need to find any sparklers in the garage, because you bring lots of sparkling energy everwhere you go, even shoeless!

    xo

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  7. yes it does sound like a perfect day, how lucky you are to have hedgehogs something we have never had, because we have always had a dog maybe.
    Jan

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  8. 'toldiers' to go with the 'babbit' and 'habby'
    Bless her X

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  9. Shoeless Pip? How do you do shoeless?

    Boiled agg and 'toldiers' sound pretty good though. What a lovely warm post.

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  10. Oh, you are all so photogenic, although perhaps Tigerlily gave us her best shot!

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  11. What a lovely time you had! My 2 were't well enough and hubby flu! Hey ho still we had a fire, marshmallows anyway the kids were so chuffed to be back in school today after their run in with the euphorbia!!!! The house seems so quite with just me here so off to do some sewing and tidy up my house have a great day
    clairex

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  12. Your little one looks so very content in the garden, happy times.

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  13. Another wonderful blog - I love your photos - and feel very nostalgic for when my daughter Rosie was tiny!

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  14. What a lovely bonfire night. My birthday is the 1st and Quiet Mousies is the 5th so we both LOVE Bonfire Night but miss being able to have a proper bonfire in the garden like we used to at our old house.

    warm wishes
    xx

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  15. It certainly does sound like the perfect day!

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