I was delighted to find that yesterday dawned with a lovely bright, sunny day. Quite a change again from the dismal weather we've had over the past week. I actually managed to drag hubby out for a walk round Plymouth Hoe, and we had some lunch down at the historic Barbican.
Here are a few photos that I took whilst out on the walk. Yesterday, the 5th November, was Fireworks Day (or Bonfire Night) here in England, when people either have a little bonfire in their garden with fireworks, or more often than not now, they go to a large organized display.
You will see in one of the photos that the large bonfire (with the obligatory guy on the top) was being erected, all ready to be lit later on in the evening when it got dark. The guy that is always placed at the top of the bonfire represents Guy Fawkes, who attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament with barrels of gunpowder placed in the basement. This took place in 1605 and was known as The Gunpower Plot (hence the fireworks!). The plotters wanted to kill King James and the king's leaders. The plot failed, and the plotters were subsequently hung, drawn and quartered!
Sorry about that, this wasn't meant to be a history lesson, but I thought my friends in other parts of the world might be wondering why we have Fireworks Day every year on the 5th November. Anyway, here are the photos. There was also a large Fair on the Hoe with funfair rides, as they would have been expecting thousands of people in the evening to enjoy the display.
"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."-- Oprah Winfrey.
Sending warmest wishes your way my little bloggy friends.