I love it! I read several pages in the link, thanks bog. What a fun holiday. Esp. since, as the article suggests, it can be taken two ways, either to celebrate having saved the king, or to commemmorate a political radical (Guy Fawkes). I remember reading several novels that menioned Guy Fawkes day & I always thought it was some sort of an independence day (b/c of the fireworks, I presume).
So, do any of you Brits walk around w/ an effigy of 'the Guy' and ask for money & then burn him? Sounds a bit barbaric, LOL!
Mother did not approve of "penny for the Guy" when we were kids, so we didn't, but we really wanted too. It really looks like begging when you see kids do it, as an adult looking back on it, it really is a terrible thing to let your kids do!
We once burned an effigy of Guy, but have since decided it's a bit too much, especially when the kids friends go home and tell their parents that we burn fakes bodies!
If you see the recipe for Parkin on that site, it is a delicious spice cake, we often have it hot with whipped cream, yum. Just what you need a week after halloween.
I love doing the writing names with sparklers We haven't done anything for bonfire night this year because its so much colder than usual but last night me and my sister watched fireworks out of my bedroom window- a lot warmer than being at a party!