Saturday, November 3, 2007

Bonfire Night

Last night we went to the kid's school for "fireworks" night. This is in celebration of Guy Fawkes and the infamous Gun Powder Plot. This is the 4th year we've been in England for Guy Fawkes night (which isn't actually until Monday night but the school celebrated on Friday). The first year we had a bonfire, we had a "Guy" that we also threw on the bonfire in fact there was a contest for the children to name "the Guy". Then we also had fireworks. That was the year that we had a headmaster. After he left the school was handed over to a headmistress. I'm sure the main difference between men and women is fire. Men love building fires and throwing stuff on them. Women think it's more civilized to sell hotdogs and cupcakes and launch fireworks. Okay that's a generalization because I much preferred the bonfire. It had much more of a ceremonious feel to it - burning the "guy" and all.

Jordan wasn't enjoying the fireworks too much. At one point she said "I should have stayed home with Daddy, I didn't know it would be like this." I'm not sure what she THOUGHT was going to happen with fireworks being launched 50 yards from us but oh well. We bought our hotdog and our glowing toys, socialized with a few people, watched the fireworks and went back home.

3 comments:

Inga said...

Sorry to hear Jordan did not have much fun. I never thought about being in a different country and celebrating their holidays. Hope the next holiday is a little more girly.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

You know what's so funny about Guy Fawkes? James II was Catholic. Those crazy Scots! I just love 'em. And, sorry Jordan didn't like it.

Christine said...

Sorry to hear Jordan didn't have a fun time.
You know, I'd rather enjoy a bonfire than fireworks too. Fireworks can be really loud. I remember when Josh was almost two on the 4th, he wanted his grandma to,"TURN THEM OFF", he kept saying.

Sounds like an interesting celebration.