Monday, November 09, 2009

Bonfire Night

We had a fun-filled weekend again. I would have liked to write a "Weekend Wrap-up", but it would have been lengthy. In the interest of time, I'll break it down over the course of the week.

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as "Bonfire Night", is on November 5th in England. The Lymm Rugby Club held their celebration on Saturday so that more people can participate.

Our friends, Phil and Jane, invited our small group to go together. Our evening started at the local "chippy", a.k.a. the fish 'n chips. That stuff is so good, but so bad at the same time.

The kids were all standing at the Lymm Cross, a monument that has been there since the 17th century. Click on the links to find out more about it and to see what it looks like in daylight. The Cross is located in the center of Lymm and is very often used as a landmark. If you know where it's located, you can just about find any place with that as your starting point.

They are all standing near the top.

The kids were enjoying their food.

Before this shot was taken, a lovely one was done of Jane and I stuffing our faces. Not a pretty sight!

We kind of looked a little like Johan and Phil.

After eating, we headed to the bonfire. They had a couple of rides and the kids each chose the spinning tea cups~ right after they had just eaten! To our surprise, no one got sick.

Grant and Cooper

Phil was prepared and brought some sparklers for the kids.

Melanie with her friends, Eleanor, and Megan.

Braaten and Amy

Cooper and Grant

Carol, Jane, and Deb

Shawn, Ian, Phil, and Johan

Jane and Phil

It took awhile to get the bonfire going, but eventually they were successful. If you look closely, you can see the effigy of "Guy Fawkes".

Johan and Liesl

What a happy bunch!

We headed back to Phil and Jane's and had some hot chocolate. The kids watched a show called, "X Factor", which is a singing competition.

A great time was had by all!


Rachel said...

Wow - how fun!!!! I would have loved to have been there.

Jules said...

That looks like so much fun! Pretty quiet weekend here.

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Your blog looks soooo beautiful!! Love it!!

This looks like it was a lot of fun! You all look a little chilly,but having a blast!

Darcie said...

That looks like a lovely weekend! Thats was one big bonfire.

Pretty blog!

He & Me + 3 said...

What a perfect weekend. Love the new blog look too. Very nice.

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Looks like you had a blast! How fun!

I know what you mean about money. My friend shops the sales, but she does admit that she buys clothes she really doesn't need. She just likes to stay in fashion.

~ Nan