I'm not really a fan of those massive organised bonfires where thousands of people turn up in their wellies and stand about in a cold field. You can't get anywhere near the fire for a kick off. The queue for pie n peas is at least a mile long. The kids demand to spend a small fortune on whatever tat/fairground ride/crap food is available. And the fireworks always start an hour later than advertised.
However.... as the alternative involves having to find a pile of wood to burn, building an actual fire, lighting the damned thing (never easy in November when everything is covered in rain), destroying part of the lawn, cooking your own pie and peas, buying a fifty quid box of fireworks that lasts three and a half minutes and the kids getting bored after ten minutes and going back inside - in their wellies.... tonight we will be going to one of those awful organised bonfires. With the masses. Yay. Can't wait.