Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Modern Times

V for Vendetta
'Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November...' To be fair I was disappointed with Guy Fawkes night as there wasn't much to remember, being midweek there didn't seem the usual hype and anticipation! Possibly because Halloween emerged as the calendar event that everyone participated in recently. 

Organised to meet friends in Brick Lane this evening but the occasion didn't materialise which was a disappointment as I really enjoy the restaurants located in the area. Instead decided to travel to Leicester Square and enjoy some cocktails and the culture of the WestEnd. It was enjoyable and encouraging, shame it was a school night! Tonight represents the annual celebration on the evening of 5 November. Marking the downfall of the Gunpowder Plot of 5 November 1605, in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, attempted to destroy the Houses of Parliament. Traditionally firework displays and the building of bonfires occupy proceedings although this practise has definitely declined in modern times. Where were the fireworks?

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