As I left the house at stupid-o'clock last week, I made the random decision to tweet my whole day. This is what it's like to work on a firework show - oh, the glamour!
6am Up and out of the house wearing thermals + carrying many layers of clothing. It's going to be a cold, wet day.
7am Meet at the yard, load personal kit onto vans, say hi to firers heading out on different shows
9am 20 mins from site and the heavens have opened. It's going to be a cold, wet rig
#fireworks #dayinthelife current
clothing: full set of thermals, jeans, wproof troos, 2 pairs skiing socks,
5:45pm We have pushed three vans back along the muddy track. Now time to suit up (PPE) and wait...
7pm Usher people out of the fall out zone and prepare for fiting. Sustem armed. Crowd count down...
7:15pm Someone (not me) pressed go and the show fired. 7:45pm wait for 15mins cool down and safety check
10pm A long derig, including a defender row for one of the vans and lots of pushing. Finally leaving site
10:10pm Spoke too soon. Last van stuck. More pushing and towing required.
#boggyfield #fireworks #dayinthelife
11:15pm On the road. Just need to drive the van back to the yard, then pick up the car and drive home!
Midnight Very brief stop in motorway services to switch driver (we are a bit tired!) 12:30 Back at yard
1:40am Home at last. Unpack car and stumble bed-wards, via a quick cup of tea. Going to ache tomorrow!
Last tweet before I finally succumb to sleep.
@FitbitUK + #fantasticfireworks
( @KRTFireworks) =
a LOT of exercise...
And to round the post off, here's a great photo of the show taken by Alan Ranger: