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the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason, and plot.

I STILL want to have a Guy Fawkes event, even if it is over the edge of period.

Failing that, if Simplefare EVER moves off of the first weekend in November, maybe we'll just throw a party.  With a bonfire, of course.


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Nov. 5th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
Combine the two. Simplefare with a subtlety of a 'splody palace of Westminster.

There, that was easy wasn't it! :D
Nov. 5th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
that would be awesome... the king goes to cut the first peice of the cake and it explodes whipped cream.

Nov. 5th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
You know, I've been wanting to do more with subtleties...
Nov. 5th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
also... a bonfire at simplefaire would be a fun thing to do... if we can just get a site for it.
Nov. 5th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
Mistress Elizabeth has informed me that there will be no bonfires at Simplefare. She points out that we don't have a cleanup crew assigned, so if I blow up our problem children, she and I will end up having to clean it up.
Nov. 5th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
This reminds me of my experience traveling back to England from Ireland on this day twenty years ago. It was nighttime and very dark as the train rolled across the countryside from Wales to London and I kept seeing these fires everywhere and I thought to myself, "Wow, they have a lot of house fires here in England, it must be those thatched roofs." It was a day or two later when it dawned on me that what I'd seen were bonfires.

(In my defense, although I knew about Guy Fawkes I'd begun my day in Ireland where it's not celebrated and for the only time in my travels that fall I wasn't surrounded by other travelers to talk to about it. The train was almost empty.)
Nov. 5th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
Was that the time you day-tripped to Ireland? I've always remembered that story.
Nov. 6th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
Must be someone else you're thinking of. I went for a weekend and stayed for two weeks.
Nov. 5th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Guy Fawkes...
"the only man to enter Parliament with an honest purpose"
Nov. 5th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Guy Fawkes...
I wanted to blow up the baronial parliament some years back, but Elizabeth wouldn't let me. She never lets me have any fun. :-)
Nov. 5th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Guy Fawkes...
next meeting, V for Vendetta masks :)
Nov. 5th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Guy Fawkes...
Are they proof against the patented Mistress-Elizabeth-Vynehorn-Death-Glare? 'cause they'll need to be...
Nov. 5th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Guy Fawkes...
You know, I'm beginning to sound like a real spoilsport here....
Nov. 6th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Guy Fawkes...
Nov. 6th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
About half your entries, I have NO idea what you're talking about :) I assume Simplefare is some sort of historical/SCA/etc event. Perhaps involving food. Guy Fawkes...I've no idea. Some historical dude, obviously.

Well, that's okay, as long as you don't mind that I never comment on these entries. (It's cause I have no idea what they're about, see...)
Nov. 6th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
It's part of my charm. :-)

Simplefare is a local SCA event that we hold every year where I work kitchen crew for Vynehorn. This year we're cooking for not quite 100 people I think. It was one of my first SCA events, and I'm enormously fond of it. Tonight a bunch of us drive to the site for "pre-cook" - we'll get the chickens cleaned and roasted and all of the produce cleaned, chopped, and into the fridge. Tomorrow is the actual event, and I assume the people who actually *attend* do things outside and such. I head straight to the kitchen, and we cook all day until dinner, at which point the whirlwind of plating for 100 and still getting everything out hot commences. It's a great time, although I'm sure it doesn't sound like it.

Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the English Parliament in 1605, but got caught. Every year on November 5 they celebrate with bonfires and fireworks. I don't know that it ever caught on in Canada. Wikipedia has a decent summary of the Gunpowder Plot.

My interests wander all over the map - it makes me a little incoherent sometimes. :-)
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