My friend’s parents live on a farm and once a year they like to make the most of burning off extra crop by holding a bonfire evening.
Thankfully, the cool Autumn air has finally arrived, with the evening warmed up as the fire grew. There was actually 4 separate fires burning in total – at one point it almost looked like we were the only small group of people left alone on earth from some kind of apocolyptic war.
There were also fireworks throughout the night, which I just love. I think that fireworks are one of those things that make me instantly feel like a child again, even just for a few seconds. The wonder and excitement when seeing the colourful sparkles in the sky just takes my breath away.
I really don’t take evenings like this for granted. Especially as I get older and see my friends less and less, as we all have so much to do.
Sitting around with drinks, laughing and having fun for a few hours in the light of those warm flames was just what I needed tonight to end a rather boring week.
Feeling like I can take on the coming week with confidence and hope.
I trust you are all enjoying your weekend! I’d love to know what you got up to!