“Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot;
I see 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.”
So the saying goes. To celebrate this tradition, bonfires are burned with effigy’s of Guy Fawkes on top and fireworks are let off. Last year, we went to fabulous display in Chalfont St Giles, England. We were all bundled up in coats, scarves, gloves and hats. This year we needed long sleeves, but it was still a mild evening!
BISS has a tradition of celebrating this very British event and so on Saturday night we were off to the school. There were lots of local restaurants selling food, the PFA were selling sparklers, glow sticks and wine and beer! They had challenged the students to create a “Guy” to burn on top of the bonfire and there were 7 Guys in the competition.
I took over 20 photos of the fireworks and this is the best of the lot! I really admire the professional photographers who manage to get spectacular shots of the fabulous displays……
After the fireworks, Emma, Matthew, Ava and Ethan came back to our house to continue the fun. The boys disappeared upstairs to play. It was awfully quiet and when we went up to check on them, we could see why! Oliver had found the face paint from Halloween and painted Ethan:
Meanwhile the girls had changed into party dresses and had been practicing dance moves to Psi’s “Gangnam Style”. (30 second video clip below!) I love when an impromptu evening is so much fun!