Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent
To blow up King and Parli’ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England’s overthrow;
By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
Enjoy the fireworks safely.
Thanks for the reminder of the verse
So what is everyone up to?
We normally go to the organised bash at my daughter's school but can't this year so are having a little bash here ( 14 of us ). we have been building a bonfire most of the year and it is now around 20 ft tall and 20ft wide. Unfortunately, I need to move the bonfire on Saturday morning as the kids insist I check for hedgehogs and other animals which are moved to a hibernation pile in the next field. Also need to ask my neighbour to make sure the cows are not in any adjacent fields. Also need to move my animals further away. Hmmm, maybe I will just have a beer instead
Attended a parish council meeting and couldn't hear a thing for all those fireworks.
The LA where I work cancelled their big display due to health and safety concerns - really!
The LA where I live has its display tonight.
It came, it went, very quietly considering other years,
I think the interest in Guy Fawlks is dying.
Health and safety and the cost are also knocking their nails in the coffin.
Regards the Bear
I thought it was quiet last night. I locked the cat inside and went for dinner at a friend's house.
I suspect that most people will be having bonfire parties tomorrow night, so make sure your pets are safely indoors.
They were talking about the demise of Bonfire Night on the radio. Saying that Halloween has begun to take precedence and how you don't see kids with
guys any more.
I used to really love it. The penny for the guy thing; the choosing and buying of fireworks with your hard earned (begged) money and then the night itself with its bonfire and hot dogs and stuff.
The main reason for its demise was health and safety legislation and the fact that there are so many organised events these days.
I thought it was ironic that the local authority's health and safety exec stopped the local authority's display last night as it meant that more people than normal had their own back garden displays putting themselves and their families in possible danger.
There was very little going on here, and there seems to be even less going on at the weekend. We were hoping to take the wee fella to something on Saturday, (as last night wasn't appropriate) but so far I've only managed to find one event planned for Saturday...
It was great when I was a kid, the only problem here was the fire risk which eventually saw the demise of the "celebration". It was killed off over 30 years ago down here. I had forgotten all about it. I do find it rather anachronistic that we celebrate the "villain" of the piece.
It's that guilty pleasure of "sticking it to the man" possibly...
Will you be letting off and banging away all evening, Matilda?
Hush now Betsy.
A nod's as good as a wink to a disgraced Euro MP, say no more.