We had a party at our house today. Much of the time, for me, was spent sitting in my room dreading the fireworks. But when the main event commenced, I put on a brave face (and some noise-cancelling headphones) and marched out onto the levy where no one could see me. And for the first time, I got a tiny bit of enjoyment out of fireworks. Even if I felt rather sick to my stomach and the enjoyment was derived from looking at the photos afterwards.
Anyway, happy fourth, for you Americans. Everyone else, have a great (hopefully explosives-free) day.