Sunday, 10 November 2013

Bonfire!



Last night Adrian and Liz hosted their annual bonfire party.




Max on the rampage
Unlike last year, I even remembered to take some photos...


...but none of the actual fire so one of my favourite drum 'n' bass tracks will have to do!


The fireworks were spectacular, loud and violent, just how we like them.


I made a Guy Fawkes from offcuts of VW carpeting, some jumble sale tights, buttons & braiding salvaged from an old dress, a crocheted dressing table thingy and an empty loo roll, but Liz couldn't bear to burn him as she reckoned he was a mini Adrian, so he kept a watch over proceedings instead.


We brought the nibbles - batata wada, veg samosas, paneer rolls, veg pakora and chutney from Royal Foods, Walsall's finest Gujarati sweet centre.


Adrian's friend, Patrice Black, provided the buffet. He runs a Caribbean takeaway, The Talk Of The Town, in Walsall town centre.


 Adrian made me (the annoying token vegetarian) a delicious saag chana aloo of my own.


There were lots more guests but they were a bit camera shy.

I'm wearing a 1960s playsuit courtesy of Krista, a much missed member of our gang!

Naturally us lot were the last to leave. As soon as we got home we stripped off and chucked everything in the washing machine, bonfires are fab but gawd, they don't half make your clothes honk.


Despite a skinful we were up bright and early and ready to greet our visitors, the gorgeous Dee and her lovely husband John, who'd won a 1950s larder unit on EBay which just happened to be down the road from us.


We admired their purchase, cooed over their greyhounds and chatted in the bombsite that is our kitchen before waving them off on their journey back down South.

What a fun weekend so far - hope yours is/was equally fabulous!

64 comments:

  1. thats where all the noise was coming from lol , looks like you had a great time xxxx

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  2. You lot look fab - particularly loving the chaps' headgear - very stylish!

    The fireworks looked fab - v professional :) xxx

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  3. Now that's how Bonfire Night should be done. Never mind a couple of sparklers and a baked spud! All you ladies look terrific.
    Fantastic to see you and Dee together..makes my heart leap so it does. I feel a get together in the New Year is in order.
    Loves ya.
    xxxxxx

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  4. The food looks delicious, and all of you look stunning, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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  5. I want all the nibbles! Bonfires are so fun, and you look fabulous (of course, always).

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  6. I do love to see you and the Luscious Lizes all frocked up. You are all rocking your boots, and the bright colours too! That's one cheeky little playsuit, Vix!
    I do like a bonfire, but yes, the smell of woodsmoke is all pervasive. The fireworks and food look amazing, glad you all had a brilliant time. Your wee Guy is adorable, I'm not surprised Liz saved him from the flames!

    Ohhhh there's Dee! How fab to catch up with her and John again. What brilliant photos of the two of you, both waring the most delightful frocks and looking gorgeous.

    X Factor results date later, love - looking forward to it! xxxxx

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  7. It all looks very yummy, stylish and fun. How lovely to see Dee. Nice pic of you both.
    I'm lusting after your friends leather Chesterfield! xxx

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  8. What a great "Guy". Not surprised he was saved from the fire. Looks like you all had a blast. How lovely to meet up with Dee too. The two of you look fantastic. Dee, if you're reading, I particularly love your boots! xxx

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  9. What an explosion of colour...not the fireworks but you and the girls. Loving that tiny playsuit.
    Blimey all that gorgeous grub is making me feel hungry, I'm curious to know what those doughnutty things are? Hooray for Vix for making a Guy, it's such a shame no one does it any more and Halloween has taken over with all that American style commercialism. Bonfire night is much more homespun...and cheap! xxxxxxx

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  10. Going to a bonfire next weekend for Full Moon Dog Party! Hope I remember to take photos!

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  11. Seems like a fun evening. You all look lovely!

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  12. Ah Vix I'm always so jealous of your get togethers, you have the best bunch of friends! Love those boots! xx

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  13. What a blast.

    Your outfit is so groovy baby! : )

    PS I LOVE/want your tufted leather sofa!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  14. Sounds like so much fun and everyone looks fab - especially loving all your boots!

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  15. Now that's a hell of a good feast!! I'd love to have gobbled my way through that lot...YUM! I haven't made samosas in years...
    YAY for a grand night of smelly pops and bangs! We went to Si and Nix for Nix' b'day and some fireworks on Friday night; the quality of fireworks we get here isn;t brilliant, but we enjoyed it!
    You gorgeous girls! You all looked dreamy, even rugged up!
    AND you met up with Dee! SQUEE! She's a love. A great weekend!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  16. What fun a bonfire night. It would wonderful to have one here, but everything is so dry that there are extreme fire warnings in place.

    Looking fabulous as always Vix in your playsuit for a fun night.

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  17. Oh little 'Guy' is too cute to go up in flames....I think he was perfect to just keep an eye on things.
    All the party goers were looking very dashing and Vix that play suit is fabulous.
    Yip the bonfire smell is full-on.....into the wash with everything.
    Well it's Monday and our weekend is about to start.....just feels a little strange.....
    Love V
    PS love the pics with Dee......she is one lovely lady.

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  18. Dang, you folks sure know how to have fun! :)

    Your Guy Fawkes is a really a great little piece of folk art, you clever gal you!

    Frocks are fabulous as always and the food looks awesome. Indian is always veggie at our house. If you've never had curried cabbage, I'll send you my recipe. ;)

    xxx

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  19. What fun! How strange it must be for there to be 1000s of random bonfires all over the country. could you imagine one here? at least one would get out of control and take the national headlines. Gawd.
    Yum yum! what a spread of food! I love Indian food and we also had a Caribbean inspired dinner last night thanks to Mr Jamie Oliver. There's an Indian sweet shop down the road from me, but i always find them too sweet. What a fun evening!

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  20. Looks like a great party. Love the whole outfit too.

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  21. what a wonderful weekend you had with your beautiful friends. I adore your colorful life!

    xo
    janet

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  22. That 1960s playsuit, that gorgeous pink hosiery, you and your friends all look beautiful. Your pink floral maxi is lovely too. I love pink! That saag chana aloo sounds good! I love that you're a vegetarian (as am I). We're not annoying - we're the people with a conscience. Adrian and Liz's Bonfire party looks like it was a blast!

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  23. Yay ... looks like you had a great weekend ... no bonfires allowed for us over here ... and cracker night was banned years ago ... too many fun police in Australia :0(
    I spy those fabulous boots again ... I am coveting them madly ;0)
    xx

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  24. Mmmm, what lovely looking food! So nice to meet yet another fellow blogger!x

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  25. oh darling you look so stunning i cant catch my breath! fabulous xxxx

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  26. Oh boy! Sounds like so much fun!! All of you gals look fantastic!

    Much love!
    Masha

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  27. I love the way you have such fun !!
    Great shot of the three glam dolls on the couch !

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  28. Now that sounds like a very good time for sure. Such a good looking group of happy people. And the food looks delicious too! We don't celebrate Guy Fawkes here, but we happened to be in Scotland once during it. It was so much fun. I love the figure you made and wouldn't have wanted to burn him either. xo

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  29. If someone has a bonfire over here, everyone shows up in jeans and sweatpants, so I love that you dames are rocking flowered dresses and coloured tights! Yummy food, good company, loud fireworks - sounds like a good night to me!

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  30. now that's an evening well spent! love the Guy Fawkes and of course your cheeky playsuit. You really do a weekend well, dear Vix. xoxo

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  31. That must have been so much fun, especially seeing the fireworks. All the food looks so delicious, and that maxi dress you wore the next day looks almost too good to be true!

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  32. Not only do you know how to have a good time, you know how to look fabulous while you are doing it! And I hate it when I wake up the next morning after a rip-roaring fire smelling like smoke. I keep telling my husband we need a hot-tub on the other side of the yard from the fire pit so I can dunk myself before bed.

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  33. MMMM... I love the smell of bonfires. You and Dee look like the muses in the film "Sirens"

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  34. Your parties always look like they are not to be missed if at all humanly possible. Food, fireworks, fabulous outfits. And wearing a play suit with boots. Divine!

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  35. I could seriously dig in that feast right now, saag, Mmmm, so delicious! You look great and looks like such a brilliant time. xx/Madison

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  36. Ooh I'm jealous Vix! Halloween's a bigger deal up here than bonfire night, and I really miss a good bonfire, though we have a local firework display that is always good. Your little guy was so cute I'm not surprised he was saved from the flames, and all that food looks so good.
    Lovely to see Dee too, and you both look gorgeous! xx

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  37. Looks like you had a great time: spectacular fireworks, delicious food, lovely people. Love the photo of you with two other girls, all in bright floral outfits, looking gorgeous.

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  38. It was great to see you both yesterday made our long journey more worth while :-) Our larder looks fabulous be even better with a lick of paint. Looks you all had a smashing time Saturday night you all look fabulous. As Emma says I feel a another blogging meet up in the new year on the cards. Have a great week lovely, dee xxx

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  39. Bonfires and fireworks! love them! looks like an amazing evening and I drooled a little over the gorgeous food! and of course over you gorgeous lot! super glam and super fab! I would have kept the guy too, he is most becoming x x x

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  40. You all look so cosy in your coats wrapped up for the fireworks and bonfire. But of course the highlight happens when you and the Lizzes take off your coats and reveal your outfits in all their glory. Such a lovely colourful photo. That playsuit is cute!
    That food you all brought looks amazing! Didn't Guy turn out well. Can't believe you knocked that up in the time you had.
    So nice that you got to catch up with Dee, she is lovely. Sounds like a great weekend all round. xxxxxx

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  41. Looks like a fabulous weekend! I love the pic of you & Dee. She is the sweetest! Xx

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  42. I love fireworks, TOF would always buy the loudest ones for the lads and our place hosted many a guy fawkes do at ours. I hear you on how they make your clothes honk!

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  43. I've never been to a bonfire night - not for lack of opportunity, it's jut that I am too much of a chicken when it comes to the cold lol
    Glad you had a good time :)

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  44. Hi there! Sounds like such a fun time and all that food looked really delicious and yummy!! xx

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  45. Sound and looks fun! Over here in Dubai winter months are the gathering months and I just can't wait for that to happen! Time to dust off the barbecue area!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI!
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
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  46. I knew that lil guy effigy would be too cute to burn, he dose look like a mini Adrian! That food looks outta this world good and Adrian is do sweet to make you your very own, love that guy! I adore the shot of you with the Liz's all looking hot in your minis and tall ass boots. What a killer night and I'm glad I was missed because I am aching at how much I miss you all when I look at these pictures.

    The boys look warm and buzzed and happy too. I live that Dee and her hubby and the doggies came by, she's a gorgeous sweet girl.
    Loveyalots

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  47. Looks like fun was had - love Liz and Adrians Swahili coast table, miss mine had to be jettisoned when we came here :(

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  48. Bonfire! that's fun, we are not allowed around here - Fireworks yes but not bonfires -
    That Indian food looks so, so good!
    We have a few places around here which make excellent vegetarian and Indian -
    You girls look fantastic and i love how the guys wear scarf and jacket, so stylish!

    Hugs

    Arianexo

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  49. Geniales fotografías!!
    Besos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  50. Looks like so much fun! Have to admit sometimes sounds like a foreign language but i DO know a bonfire when i see one!!! Xoxo

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  51. I cheated and watched the fireworks from my bedroom window with a glass of wine!

    How gorgeous do you both look?

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  52. The food looks FANTASTIC!! all of you gals looked amazing!!!

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  53. Looks like Fun!

    -Paige, kaydove.com

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  54. Oh my, all that food and all the happy faces. Hard to miss you in that brightest and best outfit. Fun times.
    Just found your lovely blog and i am thrilled. Sure will be back again to visit.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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  55. Hurrah for Guy Fawkes! I haven't made a Guy since I was a wee kid - it used to be one of my favourite things about Guy Fawkes. Also I love that you get to go to a for real bonfire party. One of my friends at Uni still lived at her parents and they had a lifestyle block so we'd all head out there for fireworks fun times on Guy Fawkes - but its been years since I've know anyone who owned enough land to have a bonfire. Also what a rocking playsuit!!

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  56. how bright and beautiful you all look....a spectacular herbaceous border!!x

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  57. Looks like you had a fantastic time. Agree with Young at Heart you all look so bright and beautiful - I'm working on the colour thing!

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  58. Nothing like a good bonfire night (and all the food that goes with it)!

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  59. I really like your friends blue flowery dress :)

    Sal xx

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  60. Everyone looks like they had a good time and all that yummy food! It made me crave a beer!

    PS - I think I saw the fireworks all the way over here!

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  61. Looks like a fun evening and that sixties playsuit looks fab!

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  62. food, fireworks, fire and fun! Send me an invite for next year!

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