despite being born on 6th November (day after Guy Fawkes Day in the UK) my youngest daughter is terrified of fireworks and has an obsession with everything to do with fire (alarms, fire engines, fire exits even). When she was 4 her Grandmother asked her why she was frightened of fireworks. Amy replied, in a very "Why don't you know this anyway" type of tone that when she was a man "before" she had been in hospital and the building had caught fire. She described "fireworks" coming out of the walls, which must be a fairly accurate description of what happens when a building with oxygen piped through it's walls catches fire. The person she was describing died in this fire. My poor mother-in-law has never really recovered from asking the question!!!!