I love fireworks, so much so that I get really excited about them this time of the year, but, and it is a very big BUT – I get very annoyed by individual households setting them off a ridiculous times of the evening.

I am very lucky that we live in between two huge organised displays, and can see most of the shows from our garden which saves on huge amounts of money being spent on tickets.  I expect these to be noisy, but they also finish at a very respectable time of 9pm.

I don’t particularly like home displays anyway – I am always scared that a firework is going to shoot off the wrong way (it has happened), or one will set light to a tree or worse still a house (we had a couple land on our roof last year), but the thing that really gets to me is the time this home displays are done.

Last night, a house fairly local to us decided to start a display at 11pm!!  This woke Eliza and Isaac up and went on for at least half an hour and I know that this is going to happen for the next couple of weeks. 

If you have young children or animals then this can be a real pain in the bum and can really impact on the bedtime routine.  For this reason I also dislike diaplays on New Years Eve too, as they seem to go on, and on, and on……………

So, if you are having a home display, please respect your neighbours and aim to have it finished as early as possible!!

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