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Monday, 3 November 2014

My weekend

A typical weekend towards the end of bonfire season. Note the really cool face in the smoke above the houses

This weekend was bonfire-filled from start to finish, and as the big day itself is only two sleeps away, today and tomorrow will have bonfirey elements to them too.  I wanted to share the photo on the left, as I took it whilst processing.  Usually I would be carrying a torch and therefore unable to actually take a photo, but for some reason I didn't get a torch, so I thought I would take the opportunity to snap away in the ranks.  The pinky tone in this photo is not a special effect, it's the colour the smoke turns when we carry marine flares to light up the parade.  As you can see the fireworks were spectacular and beautiful, and the smoke trails left afterwards highlighted some otherworldly participants of the night!  The location of this bonfire night was Battle in East Sussex, so for those of you that know your history you will appreciate the significance of ghostly faces appearing above the abbey and over Senlac hill.  (Even though it has recently been discovered to not be the actual battle site, but that's another story!)

The night was very exciting and great fun, but also a little spooky and there was definitely a feeling of the veil being thin that night.  All of us went home a little unsettled, and incidentally we all reported strange dreams the following day!

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