Firstly Olá Brazil! Not sure what’s going on but have had 48 visitors from there today so far which engendered one of those ‘stats spike’ notifications. You’d have thought one of them would say hi, but they didn’t, came and went like ghosts through a graveyard. WordPress has some strange goings on sometimes.
Anyway, back to us, just you and me 🙂
Today is Nov 5th Guy Fawkes night for us Brits, for any of my Brazilian pals, or followers from other lands, you may not know of this tradition, so I’ll give you a quick run down on it.
On the 5th November 1605 a bunch of Catholics plotted to assassinate the protestant King James 1st and replace him with a Catholic head of state. They stuck a heap of explosives under The House of Lords, and Guy Fawkes was set to guard them. Someone betrayed them all and Guy was caught along with the others, and they all were tortured, hung, and chopped into pieces.Londoners were encouraged to celebrate the King’s escape from assassination by lighting bonfires and an act of parliament designated each 5 November as a day of thanksgiving for “the joyful day of deliverance”, and remained in force until 1859. So We have celebrated this event 🙄 ever since, with bonfires, an effigy of Guy Fawkes, (known as ‘The Guy”) which is put on top of the bonfire and burnt as well. We set off fireworks and have baked potatoes, sausages and parkin. I mean, that’s 411 years we’ve been turning a botched terrorist attack into one of the most fun days of the year, funny lot us Brits. 🙂
Anyway I’ve been taking photo’s for The Sunday Challenge which is all about Bonfire night and I’ll include them here.
It rained cats and dogs today and I didn’t think it would be any good for doing fireworks.
But I thought at least I’d get chance to have a traditional bonfire night baked potato dinner, and my photo for the challenge was to be a sparkler stuck in a baked potato, that worked quite well as the rain stopped tonight.
the dinner was yummy, baked potato with a bacon, onion,cheese mash filling 🙂 a sausage and some beans. It was lush!
I did my crystal ball shot earlier on, in the middle of the rain the sun peeped out and illuminated the view from my bedroom window, looked fab against the grey sky, so I captured it in the orb.
Saturday night is Movie night in our house, and tonight we are doing more recent history, Irish this time, about a chap called Michael Collins starring Liam Neeson. Phil’s choice so it’ll probably be grim and not have a happy ending. But I’ll have learned something new so that’s the payoff. 🙂
Have a great weekend wordy peeps 🙂