Fireworks for Fawkes

I’ve just got home from a wonderful evening watching fireworks. I love firework displays.

The school that I work for held an annual event to commemorate Guy Fawkes Night. Ah yes – “Remember, remember the 5th of November”.

Okay – some of you are probably wondering why I’ve been watching fireworks tonight – it’s not New Year’s Eve – it’s not Chinese New Year – it’s not my birthday… Well it’s all about something which happened in 1605. The King of England didn’t get blown up – phew – how lucky he was.

The evening tonight didn’t actually mention Guy Fawkes (the guy who was caught as part of the plot to kill King James I of England). That would be too politically ‘provoking‘. However, the fireworks were brilliant – the children and parents were thoroughly entertained – and I had a great time.

History Part – If you actually want to know more about the whole Guy Fawkes story, you can check here.



2010 is nearly over. 2011, you’re gonna be a great year. But what to do? Help me bloggers.

Haven’t you just loved 2010?

It’s been good! Maybe you didn’t enjoy it as much as me, but I give it 7.5 out of 10. There’s always room for improvement. I am planning on rating 2011 an 8 or 9 out of 10. I have ‘things’ up my sleeve for next year. I’ve made my list of things to do. (Here it is, look just here). Ok, it’s looking thin on the ground (at the moment). Perhaps you’re sitting at your computer now thinking of something extraordinary that I should be doing in the coming 12 months…. Are you? Do you have that special little something I should try next year? Bear wrestling? Shark catching? Mountain climbing?

Suggest away….. I would love to extend my list for 2011. You’re more than welcome to comment. I will add all the best suggestions to my list. I challenge you to make your own list for next year.

Thanks bloggers. I will be thanking you all again at the end of 2o11 when I’ve become a wiser person (because of you).