Saturday, November 5, 2011

Penny For the Guy

We are living in the US but the holiday period that shifts my husband to a bit of homesickness every year is today. Guy Fawkes Day. He talked about it every Independence day and has for several years wanted to go home during this period so he can celebrate.

We have yet to make it to the UK in November but our lovely friends who are also UK expats and a few years ago they began saving some of their fireworks from July 4 until tonight. They throw a party and we go. We are looking forward to dropping a penny for the guy on the way in the front door, burning a few sweat sock-guys in effigy in the patio fireplace, eating, drinking and visiting with our friends and neighbors (British and non-British alike).

Happy Guy Fawkes Day.

Day 5 Thankful: I am thankful for David's steadfast partnership. He is not a very demonstrative guy but he is solid and steady and sometimes that is much more important and needed.



Island Bandit said...

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November,
gunpowder, treason and plot.

We celebrate it to some degree here in The Bahamas too. Always a good time. I opted not to go to the usual Guy Fawkes party at the Yacht Club this evening as I had lots of baking to get started with, but I'm hoping the strong winds we have tonight didn't put an end to the fireworks and bonfire!

Lonicera said...

My cats started getting nervous three days ago, as kids let off their fireworks early, and tonight when a loud report was heard very near us, I was at the computer when Rusty came dashing through the catflap and made for underneath my desk, behind the wire cage in the corner used for vet visits, and there he huddled for the next hour, poor little mite. (He seems almost over his scent-marking, thankfully). Hope you had a lovely evening.

Read said...

obviously there is some googling in my future about this one...

I hope you have a fantastic time!

Cece said...

Sounds like fun !