A change of weather

Well since November has started it’s been cold, damp and miserable. I can’t wait until shops start putting up their decorations in the run up to the festive season. There is nothing better than being out on a miserable day to see the twinkling of fairy lights. Does anybody else like seeing that?

Baubles – SJ Butler

November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 56 days remain until the end of the year!

Also, 5th November will soon be upon us. For those of you not in the UK 5th November means Bonfire night with lots of fireworks and noise! I’m not a huge fan although I do love to see fireworks sparkling across the dark sky.

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot

“Remember, remember the Fifth of November” or “Please to Remember” are variations of a rhyme that commemorates the day in 1605 when a group of Roman Catholics including Guy Fawkes, were caught in the act of trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

When news of the plot got out, Londoners were so relieved that the conspirators had been caught that they lit bonfires throughout the city as a celebration. Over the centuries thet celebrations have become more elaborate and now fabulous firework displays are a feature throughout England on the night of November 5th. A week or so prior to that, children make effigies of Guy Fawkes which they take door to door asking for ‘A penny for the Guy’.’ On Bonfire Night these Guys are traditionally burnt on top of a bonfire.

Festive York – SJ Butler
Festive lights
SJ Butler

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