Hi. I’m Tony, I’m 47, I’m from Liverpool and I’m a…firebug pyromaniac. I’ve been a fan of pyrotechnics since I was a teenager, and even managed to get a seasonal job as stage crew for a MeatLoaf tribute band where I’d help set up some of the stage pyrotechnics. Couldn’t maintain that as a proper job though, so went into computer programming (old-school COBOL) and then into data analysis and business management consultancy support. I’ve seen most countries from the inside of a corporate office block, and the work away from home has always helped me pay for the nice things I liked…quick cars, good food & drink, skiing and pyrotechnics. I’ve had a bit of a quiet few years as I’ve either been working away or not working (was in Dubai when the markets crashed and didn’t get paid my expenses/fees for 9 months) - both of which make it difficult to risk spending £1k-£2k on a family & friends garden display (usually about 1/2 acre of space). I’ve been asked to do a small display (£500-ish) for some relatives who are coming over from Canada for a couple of weeks around Bonfire Night, so I’ve got a last-minute task of researching what’s out there now and what’s worth the cash. My preference is for big rockets. I used to fire 10-20 German WECO ones and a similar amount of SuperBlitzknall ‘bangers’ - along with 100 or so of the smaller ones as fillers (firing 5-10 at a time). I’d also usually fire a couple of single-ignition cakes, but the lack of a breeze can mean you end up with everyone in a smokey, hazy mist. Anyway, hopefully get some suggestions as to what are the best rockets now available (some for noise, some for pure visual effect, and some for height).