However this year is a whole different story. The budget is still gaunt - in fact even more so after the materialisation of WP Junior #2, but the Hamptons has come to the rescue!
On Sunday the 8th November, hot on the heels of their successful Midsummer Fiesta, the Hamptons are putting on a huge fireworks display for everyone and anyone who wants to come along.
The fireworks is actually just one part of an overall entertainment evening beginning at 3:30pm with a popup market, the second 'Made In The Hamptons' event (where Hamptons residents showcase their good and services - there's much enterprise in the Hamptons), Mulled Wine, and fair ground style entertainment for kids and us older folks...
WP Junior has just seen the poster and repeated "I want to go. I want to go. I want to go. I want to go." So it looks as if this event is likely to be a big hit - certainly for us!