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3 Things to Enjoy in October

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3 things that go together: bonfires, The Bonfire Band, and Lapsang Suchong.

Autumn means bonfires! In addition to knitting, here are a couple of things you can enjoy while awaiting combustion:

1. The Bonfire Band is a delightful London-based band whose music makes me smile every time. This is one of my favourite songs of theirs, and one that I think captures their lighthearted ways. It’s called “Good Times” (in Londontown), and it’s a reworking of Bob Dylan’s “Hard Times in New York Town”. Give it a listen & download it on iTunes if you like it.

Good Times by The Bonfire Band

2. Lapsang Suchong, if you haven’t heard of it before, is a strange tea which has a distinctly “smoky” aroma, a result of its being dried over pinewood fires. Admittedly it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you like the smell of bonfires, I strongly recommend you give it a try.

For best results, indulge in all three (& knitting) on the same day! :)

P.S. Thank you to Al & Mr. Jingles T.B. for making many of my slideshow photos possible!

1st October, 2011  // Inspiration // tags: , , , .


  1. Josefina says:

    Oh, I’ve been longing for some Lapsang Souchong. I can’t find it in any shops near me, so I have to place an order for it soon!

  2. Al says:

    I’m not quite sure how I’ve helped, but it’s an honour to be part of the very classy and generous Laylock webpage! (P.S. Another great Bonfire Band track is ‘Please don’t Cry’ which, ahem.. I have absolutely no vested interests in declaring the song of the decade..) X

    • laylock says:

      Well, as some of the photos are of your woody-matter, in your garden / forge, and of your person and your personable teddy bear, and as furthermore you introduced me to the Band and to Lapsang, I feel you deserve a LITTLE acknowledgement. :) ‘Please Don’t Cry’ is certainly excellent. Probably their pinnacle, in fact. ;) xx

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