Sunday, 7 November 2010

Double Fireworks Nights ! Remember, remember the 5th of November!

As things have changed I have found more time to spend with some dear friends than I didnt have the opportunity to in years gone by. So Friday I was able to hook up with my good buddy Luc & his lovely girlfriend Constanza as they invited me to Ladbroke Sq in Notting Hill for a Fireworks display in ode of a poor ill fated Yorkshire man called Guido!!! WOW - what a memerising and enchanting time of the year this autumn is starting to become .....1st it was my Birthday, then a double Halloween week-end and now a double Guy Fawkes week-end. These superior quality residential squares really spend money on the fireworks. In the buisness we know that displays go for about £500 - £1,000 per minute. Geeez, it was almost 20 minutes a spectacular array of dreamlike kaleidoscopesque vividity. Beautiful! Then on Saturday eve I was once again invited to another great Fireworks display by mon ami Alex in Randolph Square....Awesome! I love fireworks. Something quite beguiling about low explosive pyrotechnics. Thank you 12th Century Chinamen for 1 of 4 of your great inventions. Thanks for the love Guys!!
Want to know more about Guido & his friends?
Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, belonged to a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
Fawkes was born and educated in York. His father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic. Fawkes later converted to Catholicism and left for the continent, where he fought in the Eighty Years' War on the side of Catholic Spain against Protestant Dutch reformators. He travelled to Spain to seek support for a Catholic rebellion in England but was unsuccessful. He later met Thomas Wintour, with whom he returned to England.
Wintour introduced Fawkes to Robert Catesby, who planned to assassinate King James I and restore a Catholic monarch to the throne. The plotters secured the lease to an undercroft beneath the House of Lords, and Fawkes was placed in charge of the gunpowder they stockpiled there. Prompted by the receipt of an anonymous letter, the authorities searched Westminster Palace during the early hours of 5 November, and found Fawkes guarding the explosives. Over the next few days, he was questioned and tortured, and eventually he broke. Immediately before his execution on 31 January, Fawkes jumped from the scaffold where he was to be hanged and broke his neck, thus avoiding the agony of the drawing and quartering that followed.
Fawkes became synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot, which has been commemorated in England since 5 November 1605. His effigy is burned on a bonfire, often accompanied by a firework display