Saturday, November 24, 2018

It still ain't over

Today is Saturday, November 24th (2018) and this morning we were surprised to see this...

Not over yet
Just when you think "that's it" and you don't have to worry about storms anymore, you get a reminder that the official end of Hurricane season is November 30th.

So it goes...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bad news / Good news

The bad news is that the storm has dropped south a bit and we appear to be in its track. The good news is that its intensity has also dropped. The blob has changed from red to yellow.

We expect it to be a bit breezier than normal and expect quite a bit of rain. We don't mind if our hair gets wet while bailing rainwater out of the dinghy.

So it comes...

Sunday, November 11, 2018

It ain't over...

Plus, the US election isn't over either. Many votes still need to be counted.

So it goes...

Monday, November 05, 2018

The Fifth of November

My mother would recite this to us every November... Today is Guy Fawkes Day

The Fifth of November

Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England's overthrow.

But, by God's providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
A stick and a stake
For King James's sake!
If you won't give me one, I'll take two,
The better for me, and the worse for you.

A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
A penn'orth of cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him.
Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!

Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray! 

English Folk Verse (c.1870)

Possibly most widely known in America from its use in the movie V for Vendetta, versions of the above poem have been widespread in England for centuries. It celebrates the foiling of Catholic Guy Fawkes's attempt to blow up England's Protestant-controlled House of Parliament on November 5th, 1605. Known as Guy Fawkes Day, Gunpowder Treason Day, Fireworks Night, and Bonfire Night, the November 5th celebrations typically includes the burning of Guy Fawkes in effigy.

Hmmmmm... another example of celebrating racism/ bigotry/ intolerance, but it is good to know the history of such things and learn from it, n'est pas?

Here's an interesting article from The Sun : CLICK HERE

They usually have bonfires in the BVI (everyone loves an excuse to party) but it is a rainy day.

So it goes...