Thursday, 4 November 2010
As bonfire night approaches I have been getting in a store of fireworks to amuse the little uns as we hopefully have some fun around the bonfire.The fireworks of today whilst being still capable of producing a miniature version of shock and awe amongst children, seem to lack a certain something. That something may I think be danger, or if not danger an air of unpredictability. The pic above shows some fireworks of my childhood containing two of my favourites, the aeroplane and the rip rap. Did they ever make more dodgy fireworks? with the rip rap and aeroplane you were guaranteed to have people diving on the floor and generally running round in if not in fear of their lives then in fear of a good singeing. This article gives instructions for making one of the long banned fireworks....I may indulge.