Sunday, November 05, 2006



“The primrose way to the everlasting bonfire.”
Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’

“The three great elements of modern civilisation, Gunpowder, Printing and the Protestant Religion,”
Thomas Carlyle ‘State of German Literature’

“Please to remember
The Fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot;
We know no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.”


Polly said...

If only people would remember it is the FIFTH nowadays it lasts for about two weeks. rant rant.
Easter eggs anyone ??

PI said...

Polly: and this year - just so everybody knows - I cannot do all the handwritten letters and hand wrapped presents. For Christmas that is!

Polly said...

Oh Pat, I wasn't really expecting anything hand wrapped, and a 'happy christmas' in the comments box will do just fine.

BTW Thanks for the recommendation of Zinna's blog - I have read part 1 and now nearly part 2. I would have loved to have made some comments along the way but doing it like this I can read lots of posts at once and it's more like a book.

granny p said...

Was going to say yummy of the last post... suppose it wouldn't be appropriate here...Miss firework night though. There are plenty here but not with the smell of old leaves and frost sometimes. Enjoy.

PI said...

Thanks Polly - that's a help!

PI said...

granny p: you can have the leaves and the frost and I'll settle for the eating al fresco in November:)

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Polly! Wow! I'm so flattered.

Pat, I gave up doing handwritten Xmas cards/letters last year, except for my very nearest and dearest (and a few elderly friends and relatives who don't have email). Everyone else gets a circular email saying something like 'I've given £50 to the Red Cross instead of buying Xmas cards and stamps this year so please print out this email and put it on your mantelpiece'.

And Top Bloke has a t-shirt saying 'Guy Fawkes - the only person ever to enter Parliament with honest intentions'.

Keith said...

Hello PI, It was was nice of you to drop by my blog and comment. I shall add you to my "Decent Chaps & Chapettes" column, and drop by your blog whenever I can.

I am most impressed by your photographs. Your part of the world looks very nice, the sort of place I would like to live out my time in. I originally come from Winchester, which is STILL the capital of England to me!

PI said...

Zinnia: of course most of my friends don't know one end of a pooter from another. but they sre kind and understanding. My biggest problem is me!

PI said...

Welcome Keith: it is a good place to settle as long as you eschew the fast lane or even the middle of the road lane. Was it Winchester that has the Jane Austin connection or Flo Nightingale - both heroes of mine?
I enjoyed a visit there.