Remember, remember the fifth of November!
It's coming and that means back garden bonfires and fireworks aplenty. If you've chosen to hold your own private display, here's some reminders and hints to stay safe and have a good time.
The Fireworks Code.
You've heard it before and you might think you know it. But you are still handling small explosives, probably not too far from an open fire!
Don't become an injury statistic and do things right. Always read the instructions. Click HERE to see the code in full.
Bonfire hibernators: If you are having a bonfire, try and build it late and have a check that no hedgehogs have decided to use it as a place to sleep away the winter.
Keep kids at a safe distance and always make sure the fireworks are kept away.
Shop around: Many places have offers on fireworks, so keep an eye out for two-for-one deals and bigger selections which may offer better value for money.
Go traditional: Nothing beats a genuine bonfire cooked baked potato. Simply wash and prick the spuds (score and add salt to the top if you prefer) then wrap in foil and place in the bottom of the fire for an hour or so. Then serve (carefully) with whatever fillings you fancy.
For a great dessert, take an unpeeled banana, slice it open down one side and push chocolate buttons and marshmallows along the length, then wrap in foil and cook for six to eight minutes. Or just marshmallows! Prepare toasting sticks by whittling one end to a point and soaking in water for a couple of hours then toast away. Adults should do all of this for any young children. Obviously!
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