Bonfire Night is a celebration of the GunPowder Plot...when Guy Fawkes hatched the plan to burn down the houses of parliament in 1605. He failed and was caught and executed after trial in 1606.
5th November is known now as Bonfire Night when fires are built and stacked across the UK and taditionally an effigy of Guy Fawkes is burned atop the fire. When I was younger there was a fire built anywhere it could be fitted...back gardens, car parks etc...now its more controlled there are less family fires and more controlled fires and firework displays in parks and spare ground. Everyone wraps up and heads out to the local fire where we enjoy meat and poatato pie with pickled red cabbage and mushy peas, black peas, minted peas and Parkin (sticky treakle cake)
If I make this years bonfire I'll get some pics for you x Its good fun @kazzy220 will no doubt remember a bonfire or two and since she is from a different part of the UK, possibly enjoyed different foods. Maybe even fire roated potatoes...cooked in the ashes late at night when the flames had died down.
You know, all this talk about candy and trick or treating makes me want to dress up and go door-to-door. How about it? Anyone want to join me on this adventure??! Do you think people would freak if they saw a grown up adult (with no kids by her side), saying "Trick or Treat!!" ?
I just bought two big bags of candy to pass out for Halloween and I almost passed out at the prices! In total, the candy cost me around 40 bucks! That's all I'm buying...once I run out of candy, it's lights out!
Love candy corn! When I was little I used to try to take small bites to see if the colors tasted different. Caramel apples or caramels.
"Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and
filling an emptiness we didn't even know we had."
There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your life.
Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings
I loved the mars bars, and those individually wrapped caramels. So yum
LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.
I love candy corn, caramel apples and anything w/dark chocolate!!! YUMMY!!!
"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie