I saw today on the web an opportunity that I couldn’t resist having a go at, Any one that knows me knows that ” it’s all about the sharing ” so even if it decreases my chance of winning , I thought I would share the opportunity
Originally advertised and supported by
Who are offering ” Win £750 for your ‘Big Night In”
The link should be here : http://www.littlestuff.co.uk/2013/08/new-blogger-competition-with-two-little-fleas/ or you can look directly on their site http://www.twolittlefleas.co.uk/
All you have to do is blog what you would describe as your perfect night IN. and if yours is one of the best blogs, you win. You can get terms and conditions from their site
Anyway : Here goes, let me know your thoughts.
About 14 years ago in the close that we were living in at the time, there were a lot of young families like us ( i wasn’t even oldmanleslie back then ) and there was a lot of what i would call good old fashioned Community spirit. I’m not quite sure where the idea originally came from but the suggestion was made that as we had some land at the end of the close that wasn’t any ones, and there were a lot of Children in the close , wouldn’t it be nice to get together for a Fireworks Party. Well we did this , and although we have moved house since, and started doing the same thing here at the new place we have found that we still see some of the old faces. It’s always been informal, it may sound a bit daft, but the Mums talk to each other and food on the night gets sorted, it’s always yummy hot dogs and the like…the dads talk , and it seems that a load of beer & wine turns up. Although the rules say that any one lighting doesn’t drink.. and the increasing numbers of kids turn up , with their mates. We have kids of 2/3 years old who look enchanted by the fire works, we have teenagers that are so cool, yet they still like to draw their names with sparklers . We have mums, & dads that are old enough to have perfected the ” oooooooohs ” and ” wooooows” as the rockets go up ( apparently its to encourage the kiddies ) and we have the ” older ” set that come because it s nice to get together ” like we always used to ” in the street.
We have a lot of things, but most of all with everyone chipping in , WE have a great time
There is always a very keen eye on safety as there are little kiddies there and fireworks can be dangerous. Plenty of buckets of water and safe places behind walls to hide .The Main reason i guess that we keep doing this each time is to try to maintain the community spirit. Show the children a nice get together in a safe environment ( the little ones watch from INSIDE the conservatory ) and only come out at the end for sparklers.
I hope that we are successful in winning this competition as it would be a real boost, However as I mentioned at the start, its all about the sharing & this event is something that we will be doing.
I don’t think it costs any single family a lot of money, and no one HAS to bring anything they dont want to , but it appears to work well and so far so good no accidents or incidents
If I were successful in winning the blog, I would spend the money on the fireworks for 1 year to make it really special for the kids. And a few extra special fireworks would make it special for the dads as well