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Re: Diary > Sunday 1st November
« Reply #18 on: Monday 02 November 20 17:57 GMT (UK) »
 ;D. I had not noticed that I had left the tahini bit in the quote.   Ooops.  I have never had tahini  :-\

I just watched the end of the debate, can't say that I am any wiser but they won't be banned.  They are certainly concerned about the effect on the police / fire & NHS this years home firework displays could have.  I think that it is one of those things that will take time to sort out., certainly animal and ex service charities are concerned about it. 
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Re: Diary > Sunday 1st November
« Reply #19 on: Monday 02 November 20 19:11 GMT (UK) »
I have had fireworks in my home garden for over 60 years.

No tragedies or mishaps ever.

Have never been to an organised display.

Would sorely miss having them at home if that's yet another pleasure denied us by this nanny state.

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Re: Diary > Sunday 1st November
« Reply #20 on: Monday 02 November 20 20:35 GMT (UK) »
That's what people always used to do - have a bonfire and fireworks in their gardens on November the fifth. Unfortunately that's not the case now, I've been hearing fireworks going off for a fortnight now. In fact I heard some earlier this evening, I can't think of any reason why someone would be letting off fireworks on a Monday evening when it's only the 2nd November. Youths use them to scare and intimidate people and for vandalism. They're not restricted to November, people save them and let them off at Christmas and I've heard many at midnight on New Year's Eve. One of the results of this is that dogs and cats are left terrified and shaking not just on one evening but on multiple occasions. It's a far cry from what used to be a happy occasion for family and friends on the appropriate date.
The move to ban firework sales to the public doesn't stem from the state, it's from the numerous people who have signed the petition. The sooner the government does something about it the better as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Diary > Sunday 1st November
« Reply #21 on: Monday 02 November 20 21:45 GMT (UK) »
As a child in the 50s the best bits of bonfire night were making the guy, making the bonfire, baked potatoes in the embers, eating Parkin and treacle toffee and a sparkler. I loathed anything that banged, the pretty ones were just about OK but only just! Guess what I still donít like fireworks and the accompanying bangs, if they were just pretty thatíd be OK!

Now I live about a quarter of a mile from where the British Musical Firework Championships are held in Southport, Iím told theyíre wonderful but with hearing aids removed and ear plugs inserted you can still hear the bangs! They were cancelled this year, I was very happy!

I havenít heard any fireworks yet this year, seeing as it just keeps raining maybe thatís putting people off.

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Re: Diary > Sunday 1st November
« Reply #22 on: Monday 02 November 20 22:46 GMT (UK) »
Well your Birthday is almost over Louisa Maude so I will wish you a Happy Year to come .
The end of the tunnel seems a long way off and if we can stay positive and relatively cheerful we are more likely to get through.
 Letís hope by this time next year you can celebrate properly .
What we all do now will obviously determine what things will be like in the
future.
I know I am stating the obvious ,but so many do not  realise !
lLetís hope they see sense.
Well done all you walkers, bakers, sewers , workers,such a lot of positives in your posts .The mundane is very settling in difficult times .
Thanks to you all.
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Re: Diary > Sunday 1st November
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 03 November 20 08:58 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Viktoria and everyone for their good wishes, I had a really nice day and the weather was reasonable not that I went out

My daughter and grandson  came with fish chips that was all very nice

So, today back to some sort of normality , raining so no washing out today

Yes, we must all try to be upbeat , I think we have all had our down days but we must try to look forward to better times, they will come but we have to all be sensible, most of us are, just a few silly people are spoiling it

Take care Viktoria  and fellow diarists,  keep up your diaries  which I find I very interesting,   I enjoy the humour

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Re: Diary > Sunday 1st November
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 03 November 20 12:49 GMT (UK) »
(I thought at first you were saying my use of tahini was to be debated in the house of commons!  ;D ;D )

I thought the same.  ;D


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Re: Diary > Sunday 1st November
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 03 November 20 13:27 GMT (UK) »
That will teach me for not checking the quote  ;D

As for stopping the sale of fireworks they did say that if they did that it would only lead to people purchasing them elsewhere eg internet.  Who knows then how or where they would have been produced and how 'safe' they would be. 

We have had them going off for about 3 weeks now,  it was 3 o'clock the other morning also 2pm when I walked the dog.  Diwali last year they were going off until 3 in the morning for more than one night.
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Re: Diary > Sunday 1st November
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 03 November 20 15:39 GMT (UK) »
Oooer!
Tesco booked up conpletely.
No slots until after end of November ,canít go further than that.
Will try in the small hours ,something may  come free.
Well hailstones, sunshine, rain ,wind ,darkness.. all in the day .

Got some contact with a distant family member ,my great grandfather was nephew to their ancestor as far as I can tell.
Will have to go in the built in box room!
Oh gosh, I might never be seen again !
Skeleton found among family  history archives!

Son phoned to say they were going shopping tomorrow instead of Thursday .
What did I want ?
So must make a list and phone them.

Is it Election  day in the US?
I donít want to think about it ,one possible outcome does not bear thinking about . ::)
Given the time difference I suppose it will be later ,why donít I look in the TV mag-
BBC1 11-30 tonight
ITV3  11pm to 6 am .
Oh dear,a bit aimless today ,but there is always tomorrow.
That is the trouble,no time limits are there.
No idea what to have for tea, lots in so not a problem really .
Must order  Dairy  Diaries, nice little presents ,to have in.
So no news really ,just saying hello.
Now itís Cheerio,look after yourselves .Viktoria.