Saturday 5 November 2011

Remember remember the 5th of November

As children that was the rhyme we chanted around this time of the year. On this date in 1605, Guy Fawkes and his gang tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill the King in what came to be known as the Gunpowder plot. So now we celebrate his failure on this night with bonfires and fireworks.

A few years ago we went on a walk in Northamptonshire where we came across this gorgeous tudor building. On our return we looked it up and were amazed to discover that this room with the black and white exterior is where the planning took place. Wonderful to realise that such history is all around us.
I can't think of a more romantic firework setting than the scene with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in To Catch A Thief. The south of France, a summer's evening, an amazing apartment with a balcony for the best view. Swoon.  

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