Sunday, 4 November 2007

A STEAMING SAUSAGE , A QUICK FLASH AND A LOUD BANG

The title may sound like an evening out with Mr C and Frobisher , but I refer of course to Guy Fawkes Night or what is fast becoming Guy Fawkes Fortnight in the uk.

It is a celebration of the foiling of the infamous 'Gun Powder plot' a group of disgruntled catholics led by Mr Fawkes hell bent on blowing up good protestant king James and the houses of parliament . Mr Fawkes was caught , unfairly tried and then to add insult to injury hung drawn and quartered , who said protestants dont know how to have fun !. Mr Fawkes unseemly end is now celebrated annually on the 5th of November with Bonfires (with Mr Fawkes being burned in effigy) and fireworks.

I cant help remembering childhood Bonfire nights . We would all gather in Ma and Pa Beasties garden after dark , it was always cold with that autumn smell in the air .
We would then have about half an hour of rubbish fire works. Rockets that you had to stand in a milk bottle that just went whooooshhhhhhhh followed by a weedy phut , catherine wheels that span once then exploded , these crappy things with big fanciful names like The Mummies Tomb or Pandoras Box , when you lit them , you got a flame that changed colour if you where lucky , something that looked like a dog turd used to curl out the top and clouds of choking sulphorous smoke (could have been called MJ's Minge then HA HA HA....ahem) , ooooh and sparklers.
This was followed by lighting the bonfire with the 'Guy' made out of old clothes stuffed with newspaper on top.
Jacket potatoes , sausages hot from the oven , hot soup in big mugs and crusty warm bread were all dished out , while all the kids burnt stuff and messed with the bonfire.
If you have not poked a bonfire with a stick you have not lived .
When it was all burnt down and everyone was roasted on the front , frozen on the back and reeking of smoke we would all go in for hot cocoa in front of a roaring log fire with Bonfire cake (made with chocolate fingers so it looked like a bonfire geddit..... , with a guy made of licourice allsorts) and Pa Beasty used to tell us ghost stories by firelight before bed.
It was magical :-)

These days the fire works are bigger and flasher , bonfires are not allowed at public events due to European health and saftey laws..........and its just lost its magic.

Or maybe I grew up

What a drag



46 comments:

MJ said...

Is that a rocket in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Yay! First!

*slams door shut to keep Piggy and Tazzy out*

Hammer said...

Sounds like fun. Nothing really beats a good bonfire.

Lippy said...

I'm v glad the School Bonfire not til Wednesday because may be better by then..hurrah. And there will be a large bonfire and a guy and sausages.

Frobisher said...

I used to love all those retro firework names and the labels. Remember the selection boxes of fireworks? a lit jumping jack (now banned) jumped into the box once at a November 5th party at Frobisher Manor and we had to watch the whole box go up in smoke with multicoloured flashes and bangs -from the otherside of the back door.

mutleythedog said...

I have similar wonderful memories Mr. B . but last night and tonight I have just been out for a wander along the beach and to the pub and enjoyed everyone else exploding stuff...

Piggy and Tazzy said...

"Or maybe I grew up

What a drag
"

I think you meant

Or maybe I grew up

to dress in drag.

Gorilla Bananas said...

I believe the original Guido Fawkes managed to jump to his death before they drew and quartered him. Didn't they let you play with sparklers, Mr Beast?

World Champ Stephen Neal said...

I read the title and immediately thought of Prom Night.

Piggy and Tazzy said...

Poof.

Rimshot said...

I remember growing up...sucks.

Anonymous said...

there not fucking retro names, hes niked the names off my dodgy fire works i was selling last year... jesus.. lol

Anonymous said...

and how the fuck can he rember 55 years back.. he cant rember were he parks his car.. fucking crok of shite blog... at last my pre meds have just kiked in ...

Daisy said...

i've been in n.ireland the last 3 years for this celebration...it is much like a combination of our 4th of july (which i hesitate to mention in this company) and homecoming...on the 4th we do spectacular fireworks and cook outs which consist mainly of hotdogs and hamburgers...homecoming we do bonfires and hayrack rides (it is in the end of october)...funny how those things carried across the pond but with such different meanings...

BEAST said...

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MJ said...
Is that a rocket in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Yay! First!

*slams door shut to keep Piggy and Tazzy out*


Its a salami MJ , just the thing for these cold nights.
I fear the door lock is not strong enough to keep piggy and tazzy out

BEAST said...

Hammer said...
Sounds like fun. Nothing really beats a good bonfire.

True enough Mr H , burning stuff , and exploding stuff is always fun

BEAST said...

Lippy said...
I'm v glad the School Bonfire not til Wednesday because may be better by then..hurrah. And there will be a large bonfire and a guy and sausages.

~Blimey your allowed to have a bonfire AND sausages......I hope they are not the value ones from iceland

Daisy said...

a salami eh beast...

...reconsiders beast...as he holds his salami...

just the thing for a cold night...well my my dear beast you are intriguing me...

BEAST said...

Frobisher said...
I used to love all those retro firework names and the labels. Remember the selection boxes of fireworks? a lit jumping jack (now banned) jumped into the box once at a November 5th party at Frobisher Manor and we had to watch the whole box go up in smoke with multicoloured flashes and bangs -from the otherside of the back door.

Oh yes the Astra Fireworks rubbish selection box , how cool were they , do you remember the infamous traffic light..... it was so exciting , it errrr changed colour

BEAST said...

mutleythedog said...
I have similar wonderful memories Mr. B . but last night and tonight I have just been out for a wander along the beach and to the pub and enjoyed everyone else exploding stuff...

Were you out 'dogging' on the beach with Miss Jungle Jane Mr M ??

BEAST said...

Piggy and Tazzy said...
"Or maybe I grew up

What a drag"

I think you meant

Or maybe I grew up

to dress in drag.


ahem..... , I was merely experimenting Messrs P & T.
A horrible sight it was

BEAST said...

Gorilla Bananas said...
I believe the original Guido Fawkes managed to jump to his death before they drew and quartered him. Didn't they let you play with sparklers, Mr Beast?

Your probably right Mr B , but they still went ahead with the hanging , drawing and quatering , just for a laugh like

BEAST said...

World Champ Stephen Neal said...
I read the title and immediately thought of Prom Night.

We dont have prom night here Mr Champ , what happens there then apart from the steaming sausages etc ????

BEAST said...

Piggy and Tazzy said...
Poof.

Did Piggy just dissapear in a puff of smoke ????

BEAST said...

Rimshot said...
I remember growing up...sucks.

There is worse to come Mr Rimshot , just look at Mr Piggy

BEAST said...

Anonymous said...
there not fucking retro names, hes niked the names off my dodgy fire works i was selling last year... jesus.. lol

Your hallucinating again MR C
Go and have a little lie down

BEAST said...

Anonymous said...
and how the fuck can he rember 55 years back.. he cant rember were he parks his car.. fucking crok of shite blog... at last my pre meds have just kiked in ...

Thank the lord for that , I am not sure HRT and gin mix very well , but it seems to stop Ma Beasty howling at the moon

BEAST said...

Daisy said...
i've been in n.ireland the last 3 years for this celebration...it is much like a combination of our 4th of july (which i hesitate to mention in this company) and homecoming...on the 4th we do spectacular fireworks and cook outs which consist mainly of hotdogs and hamburgers...homecoming we do bonfires and hayrack rides (it is in the end of october)...funny how those things carried across the pond but with such different meanings...

They are probably originally knicked from a pagan festival anyway , we are all sun , moon and mother earth worshipers at heart

Daisy said...

beast...apparently prom was different for stephen than most of the rest of the free world...prom is an ending celebration...the last year of school they have a very formal dance...you go out for a whole night...nice dinner...formal dance...then after usually people change into jeans and go for an all night bowling party...at least that is the way it usually goes...cost a great deal of money as most guys wear tuxedos and the gowns for girls are full length...limo's hired the whole thing...if you do it right...if not you have a steaming sausage, a quick flash and a loud bang...:)

Daisy said...
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BEAST said...

Daisy said...
a salami eh beast...

...reconsiders beast...as he holds his salami...

just the thing for a cold night...well my my dear beast you are intriguing me...


Miss Daisy a nice portion of spicy sausage to keep out the cold ..... its what winters are made for :-)

Daisy said...

oh i thought winter nights were for fruitcake and tea...now i have to rethink my whole seasonal attitude...

Tickersoid said...

Magical indeed. I remember well, the aroma of toasted flesh, most of it human.

livesbythewoods said...

Went to a public bonfire thingy on Saturday. They'd built a great little effigy of the Houses of Parliament, complete with a lifesize Guy Fawkes who had glowing green LED eyes.

Was quite scary, watchng it throught the flames and smoke.

Almost demonic.

I'm going to suggest to the Parish Council that we do a Wicker Man for next year.

BEAST said...

Daisy said...
oh i thought winter nights were for fruitcake and tea...now i have to rethink my whole seasonal attitude...

Daisy , I am sure fruitcake and tea have their place !
as does nekkid crumpet toasting in front of a roaring log fire and other such delights

BEAST said...

Tickersoid said...
Magical indeed. I remember well, the aroma of toasted flesh, most of it human.

is human sacrafice still practiced in the valleys Mr Tick ???

BEAST said...

livesbythewoods said...
Went to a public bonfire thingy on Saturday. They'd built a great little effigy of the Houses of Parliament, complete with a lifesize Guy Fawkes who had glowing green LED eyes.

Was quite scary, watchng it throught the flames and smoke.

Almost demonic.

I'm going to suggest to the Parish Council that we do a Wicker Man for next year.


LBTW .... demonic sounds pretty cool , and a wicker man would be great.....I found a stall selling wicker coffins at the last point to point I went to , it would have made a great coffee table :-)

Tickersoid said...

Human sacrifice is generally frowned upon, unless the English victim insists on remaining in their holiday home during the arson attack.

BEAST said...

Tickersoid said...
Human sacrifice is generally frowned upon, unless the English victim insists on remaining in their holiday home during the arson attack.

I had forgotten what fun a holiday in wales could be :-)

FirstNations said...

my absence is conspicuous only by its lack of form, mass and persistence. this is all the explanation i ever give, and the tards in the canefields take it and like it. i hand them dimes to swallow and they bow and grin their gaptoothed grins, slapping their flippers together and honking on those little honky horn thingies that roll around like wheels within wheels.
they are charming...charming and doomed.
the winds of change blow loud and nobody never comes to no good of it, ever.

I thank you.

FirstNations said...

*draws another line of 'meds' down mr. C's firm buttock and readies the rolled up currency*

BEAST said...

Oh there you are Miss FN
I would quite like a honky horn thing so that I could self 'punctuate' my ramblings for added effect
***** slaps Mr C's Buttocks****

livesbythewoods said...

I saw the wicker coffins at the Wood Fair! Bloody great idea.

I want one. For later.

Jacko said...

It really sounds awesome.

Here where I live we used to watch fireworks on december, but some time ago it were not allowed, so the magic were lost.

Thanks for the comment, but I don't get the "Carlos" part, Im not Carlos LOL

Best regards

BEAST said...

livesbythewoods said...
I saw the wicker coffins at the Wood Fair! Bloody great idea.

I want one. For later.


they were bloody expensive for an over sized basket :-(

BEAST said...

Jacko said...
It really sounds awesome.

Here where I live we used to watch fireworks on december, but some time ago it were not allowed, so the magic were lost.

Thanks for the comment, but I don't get the "Carlos" part, Im not Carlos LOL

Best regards


Well how confusing , whos carlos then

Jacko said...

Carlos is a friend of mine, I linked his blog in an old post.

Im Jacko, nice to meet you.

By the way, im linking you in my blog as a friend blog, if you like you can do the same.

Thanks

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