Sunday, November 6

Happy Burning A "Guy" In A Bon Fire Day!

This weekend I was invited out to the Brits house to celebrate Guy Fawkes day. In a nut shell, Guy Fawks was a lunatic who tried to blow up the King of England and parliament. His attempt was foiled and so as his punishment the British burned him.
I heard more about him on my tour of the Tower of London but these are the basics.
 So every November 5 the British celebrate by having HUGE bonfires and burning the "Guy" they built out of straw and old clothes. We spent a few hours building the fire pit in the afternoon and hauling wood before we lit it up. We even had fireworks. It was kind of disturbing  mixed with fresh air and good fun/food/conversation. It was a great night! 


I love history of all kinds and this is no exception.


Guy Fawkes Day Poem


Traditional British
 
Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot ;
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
'Twas his intent.
To blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below.
Poor old England to overthrow.
By God's providence he was catch'd,
With a dark lantern and burning match
Holloa boys, Holloa boys, let the bells ring
Holloa boys, Holloa boys, God save the King!
Hip hip Hoorah !
Hip hip Hoorah !
A penny loaf to feed ol'Pope,
A farthing cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down,
A faggot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar,'
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head,
Then we'll say: ol'Pope is dead.

The night was so beautiful. I love being outside and working. What a nice change to not have snow yet!

Sadly the picture does not show accurately how huge this sucker  was. I was standing about 20 feet back and my face was burning. 

This disturbing image was after Dean threw in Guy. (Sorry if it is upsetting to anyone)

After we burned our make shift criminal we played with sparklers. 

My favorite British Lala playing with sparklers. 

This bad boy was stumbled on by Father English, he used a rake to cook all the marshmallows. Pretty much as awesome as they come.


I called it quits rather early. I was starting to not feel great and I wanted to sleep. I love radio days and needed to feel good for Sundays show. 

For this Music Monday I have a few things I have found I want to share. 

Last weekend Chris and I got to call Carley Rae Jepsen and talk to her about her new single Maybe. She told us about filming her video and how she got to hand pick a Calvin Klein model for it...ugh nice!
She was such a sweet girl, and of course being Canadian I will support her! I bought the song off iTunes right after the interview. 





Today at the station a person Texted in requesting this song, I really like it. 




I was told about this song today too. I really like this one! Very catchy. Great songs!







And lastly this one, what a wonderful feel good song. It would get you out of any bad mood!


Today:
I am grateful this weekend is the CFR!!!!!    It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!!!

I am grateful for my friends. 

I am grateful for Healthy children. 


J

3 comments:

Amy said...

What an interesting history...sounds like a great reason to celebrate and have a crazy intense bon fire. ;)

Love your music picks this week!!

Emily S said...

We went to guy fawkes party too. It was hot, even from far away. Perfect for how chilly it was. I actually thought about you for a second, figuring you must be doing the same thing with your british friends.
They told me he killed himself by jumping off a bridge and then the government set off some explosives to celebrate (his body pieces on display around the city)? Oh, the mystery of tradition.

Natasha said...

Carly's song made me want to go for a run. So, I downloaded it. Thanks for the recommend. The next song you recommend is crap, though. Just thought you should know so you could stop liking it. You're welcome.

*giggle*