Tuesday, November 5, 2013

#BEDN - 5. Bonfire Night

Bonfire night is one of my absolute favourite times of the year. I dislike Hallowe'en and I don't really go in for Christmas, but I do love a big bang and some pretty lights.

In the years that T & I have been together we've always made it to a display somewhere, so it was a bit of a shock not to make it this year, and as this post goes live, I'm not sure I'll even make it to a display with friends tonight. Not only is it slightly distressing that I'll miss the bright lights, but there's a sentimental part of my that clings to bonfire night as a bit of an 'our' thing.

When I think back to watching fireworks last year, the air was full of change. I was interviewing for the job I now have, T & I were planning forward to living together, we had a lot going on and a lot of exciting things to look forward to, as much as being able to look back on achievements of the prior 12 months. And this year should be much of a muchness. Under 12 months since starting my 'proper' job, I've just accepted a promotion to a management position, it kicked in on the 1st of November, and it's exciting for me as it represents some serious progression. T & I have finally moved into a flat that we call home and don't hate living in, and T has made huge changes in the last 12 months that have driven his own plans and goals further forward.

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Guy Fawkes and his government plot may be the centre of November 5th, but for me, I think bonfire night is always going to take on a kind of anniversary role where I get to enjoy achievements and celebrate plans. Not to mention enjoy some explosions that aren't going to get us into a pickle with some over-friendly Spaniels and a burly police officer.

Happy Bonfire Night all, and if you fancy a little treat, don't forget you have until Monday November 11th to enter my giveaway!
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