Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bonfire Night.

I amused myself yesterday evening watching this year's Lewes Bonfire Festival on YouTube and making myself homesick.

The last time I had my haircut, my hairdresser was asking about Halloween in the UK, and I recklessly launched into a description of the Lewes festivities. I quickly came unstuck...
" well it's basically an anti-Catholic festival, except, err, it isn't really anti-Catholic. It's just, like, traditional, you see; and they burn an effigy of the Pope, not the current Pope, a previous Pope......and then there's the Bishop's annual address....Actually I don't think I'll tell you about that."

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