How many firkin bonfirenights do we need
I wholeheartedly agree! My poor dog goes mental trying defend us fom the explosions. It’s proper stressing him (and us) out.
I’d like to see one night designated each year based on sensible logic (closest weekend night to Nov 5th?) for all firework displays to take place with fens for anyone caught letting them off any other night.
It’s all the random ones that really cause pointless stress to animals.Posted 4 years agoStefMcDefSubscriber
Sick of them as well. Dogs freaked out every night for going on a fortnight now. I’d ban them outside of organised displays.
If you want to listen to loud bangs and look at bright flashy things night after night, go and live in Damascus and leave the rest of us in peace.Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Organised display across the street form us tonight. That’s fine.
Then another private display at the big house. Loud but early enough that I can live with it.
It’s now half 8. Just got the kids to sleep (4 month old and a 3 year old) and someone up the street has begun shelling us.
I will have my revenge:
Posted 4 years agodeadlydarcyMember
Wouldn’t stop anyone else enjoying them but can’t see the attraction myself. It’s almost refreshing that people can still buy explodey things. 😀
We had to be a bit more creative in Ireland growing up, where, understandably, their sale was completely banned.
Ooooooh…Posted 4 years ago
I think it should keep going night after night until the next Guy Fawkes volunteers themselves..
like the burnt toast and the new pope business
every year parliament gets vapourised unless they get voted back in for another term.. that would keep the **** on their toesPosted 4 years agoPMK2060Subscriber
Totally agree. It should be bonfire night not bonfire fortnight. I can understand why people pay to go to organised displays but don’t understand why people pay £100’s for their own fireworks when they can look up in the air and watch their neighbours for nothing.Posted 4 years agotinybitsMember
I really can’t see the issue. And that’s coming from someone who doesn’t really like them, living in the middle if a city with a 3 year old and a 5month old who’ve been woken up repeatedly. It’s just all about living close to other people, if you wanted silence, move away from other people!Posted 4 years agoNobeerinthefridgeSubscriber
One of my favourite quotes on here ever, think it may have been Druidh. Not verbatim but something along the lines of ‘ in 50 years time, we’ll look back and be amazed that people used to be allowed to buy incendiary devices and people also kept dogs in houses’. Summit like that.Posted 4 years agowrightysonMember
Where do you people live? The Beirut of firework land? Is it that bad that your children/pets are frightened into a frenzy? Two kids here 8 and 11 now admittedly but we’ve never had any bother with fireworks. I’m sure If next door were giving it the big “millennium display” at 2 in the morning there’d be issues but houses 10 doors down are hardly causing us bother.Posted 4 years agoNobeerinthefridge wrote:
One of my favourite quotes on here ever, think it may have been Druidh. Not verbatim but something along the lines of ‘ in 50 years time, we’ll look back and be amazed that people used to be allowed to buy incendiary devices and people also kept dogs in houses’. Summit like that.
Close! 😆druidh wrote:Posted 4 years ago
In a couple of hundred years time when folk are looking back at the current era, what do you think they will find more bizarre? That we let unlicensed people loose with incendiary devices or that folk in towns had animals in their houses?GrahamSSubscriber
It’s just all about living close to other people, if you wanted silence, move away from other people!
I’ve got nothing against people (…mostly).
Just when they choose to detonate a 1000lb fuel-air bomb at the precise moment that we finally get the baby off to sleep 👿Posted 4 years agoHounsMember
Agree that they go on too long. 3 out of 4 of my cats aren’t bothered but the 4th is scared witless of them 🙁 I think it’s the loud screeching fireworks that are the worst for them
I went to a ‘silent’ firework show last week at Bristol zoo (they did have a disclaimer stating that due to weather conditions they couldn’t guarantee silence) thought it was a great idea, sadly they were far from silent and still spooked the animals there 🙁
However, going to a proper big display and having the loud ‘booms’ shaking you to the core is quite fun, sadly going to Sydney every year would be expensivePosted 4 years ago
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