One of my daughters took this photo of two of her siblings in our garden on 5 November. Like many parents, I'm now accustomed to Halloween being a bigger deal with my children than Bonfire Night, but we still try to mark the occasion on the traditional evening and the kids still enjoy it, even though we don't actually have a bonfire.
Perhaps part of the reason 5 November is remembered less than it was is that fireworks have become less of a novelty. Huge firework displays are now a regular feature of big public celebrations, as we see in London every New Year and as memorably illustrated at the close of the Olympics.
Yet there's still plenty of domestic firework fun around the place at this time of year. Soon it will be this year's Diwali, when the local skies will again be filled with sparkles and booms. In fact, it's pretty much a feature of Clapton Pond life that we don't have a firework night so much as a firework season, as two of London's autumn cultural traditions overlap in the night skies.