Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Guy Fawkes Night

Who is Guy Fawkes you ask? And why does he get a night named after him? Well, let me tell you....
Guy Fawkes is the most notorious of British traitors and one of the conspirators of the"Gunpowder Plot" which was a secret plan to overthrow King James I and blow up the House of Lords. It is said that some of the other conspirators started having second thoughts about the plot and on the planned night of the 'Gunpowder Plot', 5th November 1605, Guy Fawkes was caught, tortured and executed. On the same night, bonfires were burned to celebrate the safety of the king and it continues to be commemorated every year with bonfires and fireworks.

A little nursery ryhme to help you remember:

Remember, remember the 5th of November
Gunpowder, treason, plot
I see no reason gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

So, last night, on the 5th of November we participated in the festivities by attending a free fireworks show put on by the Aberdeen City Council at the beach. The fireworks were set to James Bond (a Scotsman himself) theme songs, ending with the newest Skyfall by Adele. It was 30 minutes of spectacular fireworks, sparklers, friends and hottie totties (Bailey's and hot chocolate).

Here's a little preview of our show (thanks for letting me steal your pics and video, Nary :-)


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