Well we had our annual event - the Woodruff bonfire party. It all went very smoothly.
Paul and Owen (well mainly Paul!) spent the morning building a bonfire, I cut down some extra stuff from the garden, which was added later. Somehow Owen seemed to have lost the enthusiasm for helping - I guess he is at that age - lazy
After lunch we all set to making a guy, took a bit of planning and scrunching of paper. This year he was more smartly dressed - more office worker style rather than casual...what do you think?
I then spent the rest of the day tidying the kitchen and getting some food ready (well OK not that much time!)
Aww and here is being burnt at the stake - what a strange tradition.....
I did a nice potful of mulled wine - and did it in the slow cooker - it kept it at an ideal temperature and would definitely recommend it. Shame only Wendy and I drank it.....! Wendy brought some fabby gingercake for us all to eat after we had munched through sausages and chicken drumsticks!
We all had sparklers - there seemed more than enough - and the kids had a lovely time.
I didn't take any pictures of the fireworks - too complicated for me - especially as I was in charge of lighting - with Wendy being second in command! She brought extra rockets and the man in the shop said give them a good shake before you light them.....and she believed him. I can honestly say it didn't seem to make any difference - but caused great laughs....
I know I have posted this link a few days ago - but if you didn't visit it, and you are doing a craft fair, she has added loads of guidance on doing a fair: tayloredexpressions