Wow, there is nothing better than wrapping up warm ( in nothing but my favourite hippy clothing), with a nice hot drink (a nice tea or a mulled wine) and venturing outside and standing by a warming bonfire to watch a wonderful fireworks display.
Fireworks Night, Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes, known by many names and loved by all!
What is not to love about fireworks night, I mean to be honest the names gives away what it is all about. Fireworks!!
Want to know what it is all about and where it came from?
Fireworks night started off as Guy Fawkes Night and originated on 5th November 1605 . This is the night that Guy Fawkes, a member of Gunpowder Plot, was found guarding a pile of explosives that had been placed under the house of commons by the plotters. Apparently it would seem that they were trying to blow up King James VI and various members of parliament. The other conspirators were later arrested and executed.
Up until the 20th century, Gunpowder Treason day brought dark connotations of what the day was about. Many used it to start burning effigies of hated public figures and there was even a fair amount of violence. People soon realised that this was not the way forward and now people enjoy Guy Fawkes night in peace and harmony – just the way that it should be.
These days, fireworks night is celebrated either in back gardens or in a communal spaces which has been arranged by the council or communities. Many people have friends and family over, have a bonfire in their garden and put on a little fireworks display or, they go off to a nice big public display. Either way, make sure that you have sparklers and that stay safe.
So, as well as sparklers, what else do you need? You need some awesomely warm hippy clothing to keep you nice and toasty while you are out and about. Where should you start you wonder. I would say start from the bottom and work up. We have a little something for everyone.
The very bottom is your footsies and I would suggest wearing a nice pair of our fleece lied wool socks. These can be worn in most shoes and will ensure warm feet. Next up would be your legs – we have great ideas for both men and women. Why not try some of our acrylic trousers or our nice thick cotton patchwork trousers. If you want to wear a hippy skirt, we have tons for you to choose from however, I would suggest perhaps a pair of our tie dye leggings underneath to keep the cold air from your legs.
What you wear next depends on how cold you get – you could wear a one of our nice vest tops or one of our tie dye t-shirts. We have these available in long or short sleeve. On top of the inner layer you will need a nice warn hippy festival jackets. Well, we have hippy jackets galore from nice thick cotton to wonderful and cosy fleece lined wool jackets. So much for you to choose from. What warm outfit would be complete without some gloves, a scarf and perhaps a nice warm hippy hat. What a selection we have for you. All you need to do is come and take a look!
Looking at the forecast it is going to be a cold one this fireworks night so make sure that you wrap yourself and your loved ones up nice and warm.
Just remember guys and gals, fireworks are not a toy (although they are great fun). Please remember to stay safe. Watch out for yourself and be aware of other around you – -especially the little ones. Take care guys and have a very;
HAPPY FIREWORKS NIGHT!