In recent years, the Bonfire Night (November 5th) celebrations began weeks early - rockets and bangers aplenty every night - in fact, evenings and mornings as well. And after the big event on the day, more for days and weeks after. It didn't seem to matter (even in our "artisan" area) that a single banger could cost £5 or more; every year was like Operation Shock and Awe.
Not this year. A pop or two in the days immediately before and after, something mild on the night. No more 70s Beirut.
Anybody else spot straws in the wind?