I go outside with my lantern,
My lantern goes with me.
Above the stars are shining bright
Down here on earth shine we.
Oh lantern bright, please shine you light
La bimmel la bammel la boom
‘Neath heaven’s dome, till we get home
La bimmel la bammel la boom.
We made jam jar lanterns with friends and watch them flicker in the dark. Making these lanterns at this time of year has become a firm tradition with us – and I now look forward to it every year, just as I do the smell of bonfires and crisp crimson and golden leaves.