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Happy Bonfire Day!

(Rather belatedly, but then again, who celebrates it in the daytime?)

We celebrated by going to the pub for the evening and then coming home to light a candle. It's not quite a bonfire, but it's open flame in honor of the day.

C. tells me that parkin and toffee are the foods traditionally eaten on the bonfire days he grew up with. In the process of trying to find out what parkin is, I ran across Preston Gingerbread. I had no idea Preston had its own particular gingerbread. Apparently, it's much like parkin.


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Nov. 5th, 2004 11:07 pm (UTC)
Bonfire food
Before the land near my parent's house was built on, the community used to make a great big bonfire there. One of the locals did professional displays, so we chipped in and he did a cut down version for us.

We always used to have baked potatoes and cream of tomato soup in polystrene cups...

Those were the days..
Nov. 8th, 2004 01:36 am (UTC)
Ooooohhhh... parkin.... I haven't had any for years! Parkin, flapjack, semi-incinerated jacket spuds from the embers of the bonfire, roast chestnuts... mmmm....
Nov. 8th, 2004 03:47 am (UTC)
And all I did was go to a bonfire and a fireworks display. And then another fireworks display the next night, too. If anyone is in Wales on Bonfire Night, I would highly suggest going to the fireworks at Caerphilly Castle. They were wonderful and the castle was the perfect background for them. Alas, I didn't have any of the culinary delicacies that Colin described! Maybe next year.
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