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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Travel Thursday: Bonfire Night

Yes, I know that today is Halloween and that Guy Fawkes Day is November 5th. But, today is also Travel Thursday so I wanted to share with you what is more popular this time of year in England. Also, since we were a bunch of Americans, we celebrated Bonfire Night on Halloween :-)

You may have heard of Guy Fawkes if you've seen V for Vendetta. Just in case you haven't, he's the guy that tried to blow up Parliament in 1605 in the Gunpowder Plot. Nowadays, Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated by burning a scarecrow (Fawkes) on a giant bonfire that is usually accompanied by fireworks, hence the name Bonfire Night.  

I thought I was so cool with my
French Connection shirt...

During Bonfire Night at Harlaxton, we bobbed for apples, roasted marshmallows and just generally enjoyed each others' company around the fire. It was a great time, even if I ran away when my name was called to bob for apples - it was cold and there was no way I was sticking my head in a barrel of water! 

One thing I love to do in the fall and never get to is hang out around a bonfire. There's just something about the smell of fire in the fall that gets me. I just love it!

Happy Halloween!


  1. I'm with you on the fire smell. It's the one thing that makes the cold slightly bearable for me...I LOVE it!

  2. The smell of a bonfire/fireplace is one of my absolute favorite smells. It's one of my favorite things about this time of year.

  3. interesting! bonfires are pretty cool, I agree!

  4. I wish we could have one at our house! Maybe we'll buy a fire pit next year.


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