… the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason, why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.
We certainly did not forget. Well, at least there was a bunch of fireworks going on this weekend – if everyone remembered to remember, I am not so sure. 😛
On Thursday (the actual 5th) Gonzo picked me up after work and we walked to Roundwood Park, where we saw some fireworks and made our heads spin and bruised our bums at a small fun fair. We had a lovely walk home and arrived just in time for our Thai take-away-dinner (very British indeed!). We concluded the evening by watching – you guessed it – V for Vendetta, the obvious choice for the day.
With the 5th being a weekday, most of the firework displays actually took place on the weekend. Of course Isa came to visit, and we went to see the Guy Fawkes festivities at the Victoria Park in East London. The area was completely closed for traffic and it was super busy. Others were clever enough to bring their wellies, but we just had to deal with our very muddy and dirty shoes this morning.
All around the park there were little booths that sold light-up toys, food and mulled wine – we we opted for hot waffles and made it to the viewing site just in time for the show to begin.
It was huge. I think I’ve never seen fireworks that big ever before. There were lights, fire, music – and of course pyrotechnics in all colours, shapes and sizes dancing in the sky! The show lasted about 25 (!) minutes and it was brilliant!
Afterwards we managed to escape the crowds rather well and actually went straight home, where a nice tub of Ben&Jerry’s and a cheesy movie were waiting for us. Wait, Saturday nigh you say? Is there any better way to spend it? 😉