The pets may hate it but there is something very magical about this time of year.
Halloween is just around the corner (fake blood, liquid latex and scary contact lenses bought for the costume party this weekend!) and as soon as we've recovered from overdosing on chocolate, sugar and red and green food dye, it's Bonfire Night!
Yes Watford, 'Remember, remember, the fifth of November' (although a lot of the local fireworks displays have been arranged for the weekend before so that date is a little flexible...)
Make sure you wrap up warm, turn on the therapeutic plug-in to keep the cat calm and head out into the brisk November to take in the delights of Bonfire Night 2012!
On Friday 2nd November 2012, St Josephs RC Primary School is putting on a Firework Display. Gates open at 6:30pm and the fireworks start at 7pm.
Also on Friday, Abbots Langley Fireworks Display has been organised by the Lions Club of Watford and supported by Abbots Langley Parish Council. The fireworks will be set off at the Manor House Playing Fields from 7pm; the grounds open at 6:30pm. Refreshments are available.
Again on Friday 2nd November, Kings Langley Football Club is holding a Firework Display at their grounds at Gaywood Park. With thebestof Watford's very own highly recommended Whizzz Bang Fireworks overseeing the display itself, it promises to be a spectacular evening.
Doors open at 7pm and the fireworks display will start at 8:30pm. Entrance prices at £5 per adult, £2.50 per child or £10 for a family ticket of two adults and two children. Hot and cold refreshments will be available.
On Saturday 3rd November, Watford Council and the Lions Club of Watford have organised an extravaganza at Cassiobury Park, with the requisite bonfire, firework display, children's display and entertainment. The event is free of charge but the organisers are asking for donations to cover the cost of the event, with any extra going to supporting local charities. The event starts at 6pm, with the lighting of the bonfire taking place at 7pm and the main fireworks display starting at 7:30pm.
Other Bonfire Nights in and around Watford in 2012 include:
The Sarratt Firework Display at the King George V Playing Fields. Saturday 3rd November 6pm until 8pm. Reduced tickets available to Sarratts residents prior to the event at the village shop. On the gate: £3 per adult; £2 per child
Sacred Heart Fireworks Display on Merry Hill Road, Bushey. Saturday 3rd November. Bonfire lit at 7pm; fireworks display starting at 7:30pm. Tickets in advance cost £3.50 per adult; £2 per child
Bushey Met Police Club Firework Spectacular. Sunday 4th November. Gate opens at 4pm; fireworks at 6pm. Advance tickets: £4 per adult; children under 12 free. On the gate: £5 per adult; children under 12 free
Explore Church Fireworks Display – Harvey Road. Sunday 4th November. Gates open at 4:30pm; fireworks starting from approximately 5:30pm. Donation of £2.50, including hot dog and hot drink
Butterfly World Fireworks. Sunday 4th November. Gates open at 5pm; fireworks display starts at 6:30pm. Free parking, food and drink stalls. Tickets £5
St Marys Primary School Rickmansworth. Sunday 4th November. Gates open 5pm; display starts at 5:45pm. BBQ and refreshments Entry £5 per adult; £3.50 per child or family ticket for two adults and two children £15. Under-4s free