Sunday, 9 November 2008

Bonfire Night Cum Christmas Decorating Party

The 5th of November (Remember, remember the 5th of November....) is Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night) in England. Guy Fawkes tried to blow up parliament in the 1600's. He was hung, drawn and quartered for his efforts. And every year they remember it on Bonfire Night. And burn him in effigy! Yep. Really do. It fell on a Wednesday this year, though. And most of us just couldn't take the time off to enjoy it properly mid week. So the Ipswich YSA (plus a couple of Uni Friends) decided to have one on the following Saturday, at my house. And then today??? It RAINED!! So we switched to a Christmas Tree Decorating and Gingerbread Men Making party. Here're some photos:

6 comments:

Heather said...

That's an... interesting? holiday. Looks like y'all had fun in spite of the rain.

Brooke said...

I love that you repurposed your party. those cookies look delish

mel said...

Great 'Plan B' ! They banned Guy Fawkes night here - apparently we must have copied enough English and American ideas - I think it was someone trying to tell us it's about time we got our own!

Queen of Paper said...

What fun photos and a great memory to have. Thanks for sharing this.

Miss Megan said...

Have you ever seen the movie "V for Vendetta"? It is EXCELLENT. Highly suggest it. "Remember, remember the 5th of November!" And I can't even tell you how excited I am for Christmas! It is definitely the best time of year.

Snyder Family said...

Looks like you had a good time putting up your tree and cooking gingerbread. Is it really that time of year to start all of that? Hope you are doing well and have a great time.