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Katiesnowflake
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Hi All
Firstly I start off by saying that fireworks are not on open sale here. If you want them for home use, you buy a licence and have to say when you are going to let them off and then you can purchase them. Of course there will always be those who get things from other sources.

This evening I parked in the next village around the corner from the chip shop in a nice wide "quiet" road. I left mum Katie and Rosie in the car - literally about 3-4 mins away. I heard a series of bangs in the chippie - queue on so was longer than I ususally am but no more than 10 mins.

When I came to the car mum was upset. A group of maybe 10 or more young thugs had appeared from nowhere letting off fireworks - throwing them at each other. When they spotted the dogs in the car, they started to throw the fireworks at the car - would you believe that..................?

Katie was apparently hysterical. Absolutely petrified. Mum was scared too. Now apart from the dogs can you imagine the mentality of doing something like that with an older lady in her 80's in the car. I was spitting tacks when I came back. If I had caught them at it the air would have been blue and I don't swear. I always get the dogs a "sausage" each and the poor little mite [Katie] was so upset, she wouldnt even consider her sausage. Never worried Rosie, she was quite happy to eat her sausage but then shes a lot older.

So from now until mid November or later looks like we will be plagued by illegal fireworks. How do you all cope on the mainland where they are legal and anyone can buy them?

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SashasMum
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Good grief Helen, I hope your Mum and Katie are ok now - it must have been terrifying for them.

I have to admit, I would much prefer your system whereby you could only buy fireworks if you had a licence. I think they are dangerous and a nuisance, but can be an art form in the correct hands.

We are fairly lucky where we live. Although we get the odd one going off, it's fairly quiet. I know a lot of the laws were changed in recent years (I dont know what to) but I do know that it is a lot harder for kids to get hold of those bangers and rockets etc.

Hogmany is normally the noisiest time around here! It used to be that between October and January we would get no peace, but it does seem to have settled down.

Hope your clan survive the firework season!



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jacquie
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I'm so sorry to hear some ignorant a*******s frightend your poor Mum and Katie. It must have been a terrible experiance for them both, hope they are better today.
I'm quite lucky with Blue, nothing much bothers him. Not even bangers going off in the street.

Funny this should be on here today. I was in Morrisons this morning and they have a firework stand just as you leave the checkouts. First one's I have seen this year. I thought "that's a bit early"!

I then went to Pets at home and they have all there Christmas toys out for sale. I thought "that's even earlier"

Now I'm thinking "I must be getting old"



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Jacquie, I sell cards and wrapping paper etc and I had to order my Christmas stock in August!

It gets earlier and earlier!

Do you remember when it was accepted that they didnt advertise Christmas until after bonfire night and the sales after boxing day? Now its just sell sell sell!!

I am really bah humbug at this time of year! Hate hallowe'en because its too commerical now, so we just go out for a meal with the kids and spend the money on ourselves instead of feeding all the begging kids that come to the door!

Hate bonfire night because it lasts for at least a month and I cannot be doing with the fact that I am seeing adverts on television already for Christmas 2006!!

See I told you ...................... bah humbug!!

That's not to say I dont enjoy Christmas though - promise!



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Katiesnowflake
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Personally I used to love both not any more - think it must be age with me. The shops here are getting their Christmas stock in on one side and the other it is halloween things - that really annoys me!

What do you celebrate in Scotland and Wales - halloween or 5th November? We do halloween over here. Although its an excuse really for both to be celebrated.

Karen - I have a friend who used to always spend every new year in Scotland, it was the highlight of her year. Said there was nothing like it anywhere else in the world!

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OMG, how ******* cruel are some children, where did they get them from I wonder & where are their parents, absolutely shocking, I tell you Karen you must be a very strong woman not to have lost the plot with the kids, I would have, I hope you are all ok, Rocky is petrified of fireworks I dreading the next few weeks, it would not be so bad if it was only one day but as we all know it goes on for weeks, unfortunately for us the council hold their annual display less than 300 yards from our home arghhhh yvonne

  
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I hate fireworks!!!!!

And so does Tia - everytime she hears one she will go running outside and start barking at the sky.

Kirei and Henry don't seem at all bothered by them.

On 5th November I usually turn up the volume on the TV or stereo so that she can't hear them as much - although for about a month before fireworks night we get all the kids letting them off randomly - so she is in and out non stop.

I think they should be licensed everywhere as not only can they be scary but they can also be very dangerous - I know they look pretty but I could quite easily live without them!!!!

Our parrot does a very good impression of a rocket firework - Tia gets all confused when she hears it!!



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Hope your 2 are OK Helen cant agree more with you on this subject!!


I don't mind fireworks - I dislike the fact that the public are able to get hold of them.

Lets face it a firework is an explosive device capable of seriously injuring humans and animals - so what the hell are our goverments thinking of still allowing sales to the public?? Can any tom dick and harry buy a gun in th local newsagent - NO, so why the hell can a teenager with a brain the size of a pea (apologies to those teenagers who have evolved and have common sense) walk into a newsagent and buy an explosive device?? They can't buy petrol or cigarettes until they are 16!!!! I know that allegedly fireworks have an age limit but the problem is that older pea brains buy on their behalf and bang you have a numpty walking around with a bomb.

Ban them from public sale completely - organised, licenced events should be the only places we see or hear fireworks and manufacturers should have storage facilities with similair security to the bank of england!!!!!!

Gggrrrrr, did somebody mention foreworks??? Don't get me started I might have an opinion on this particular issue - for a change.

Anyway who wants to join my political party - haven't thought of a name for it yet but brain dead morons had better look out, I'm on a mission!! Ha Ha ha

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I have to say i enjoy looking at the pretty colours in the sky! Unfortunately i never get to go the the council display as i flatly refuse to leave my dog at home on his own when they are going off. What i cant stand is the irresponsible shopowners who sell them to kids - so yeah Paul ban them! (and the fireworks too!)
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My last girl didn't bat an eye when it came to fireworks and last year Sasha didnt either. However, it appears that with all her problems at the moment, that she is getting wound up whenever one goes off nearby so I am going to stay home with her tonight, just to make sure she is ok.

Let's hope that everyone gets it out of their systems over the next couple of weeks and we can get some peace!! Mind you, Hogmany is looming and loads get set off then so I am sure they will still be selling them for a while to come.



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