…all I want to do is snuggle up in bed and read. I did, however, venture out into the cold darkness this evening to a firework display. For those of you who are not British every 5th November we celebrate something called Bonfire or Guy Fawkes night; a celebration of a failed assassination attempt on King James I. The unfortunate Guy Fawkes was found guarding gun powder underneath the House of Lords and lets face it, there isn’t any way to get out of that situation looking good. In this case Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot co-conspirators were hung drawn and quartered. Since that hapless day back in 1605 we have celebrated the plots failure with bonfires, traditionally burning a Guy Fawkes effigy, and nowadays firework displays.
In fact this year I have done away with a bonfire altogether (not by choice I might add) and have just gone to a firework display. It was a lot of fun, although very cold as we went early to get a good spot and were waiting around. We managed to entertain ourselves however with terrible pictures and an especially horrendous reproduction of the infamous potter puppets song (go look it up if you haven’t seen it – it is definitely an experience).
What have you been doing now its getting colder and darker in the evening? Unless of course you are a reader from the other side of the world in which case I ask what you are doing now that its getting warm and sunny?
Remember, remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason, why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.