Was it me, was it the new fenced-off corralling system or were there just loads more people than ever up at the Fireworks last night? Not that it’s a major problem – the heath can take ‘em all and it was all a very good natured affair as far as I could see (save for the hatchet-faced driver hooting angrily and trying to barge through the crowds afterwards that everyone seemed to be taking great delight in ignoring, tee hee…)
I have to say that once it all got started (I still don’t get why it was 15 minutes late – it’s not like it was a last-minute thing) I thought it was one of the best Blackheath whizz-bang fests I’ve seen. And, at 20 minutes, about the right length too – half an hour might have gone on a bit. It seemed a bit tucked over to the east of the heath – happily for me, exactly where I was, so nice clear skies for me – but I did feel a bit sorry for anyone further east who must have just got a load of smoke.
They had several sorts I’d never seen before – I liked the single fireworks that exploded into hundreds of tiny little blue fairies, but my faves were the daisy/flying saucer-like starbursts that seemed to be at loads of different angles. Stevie, as you can see, was busy snapping.