Guy Fawkes Day in London
I have been busy the last week. We got dressed up for Halloween and went Trick-or-Treating. This is a new holiday in England and people looked surprised to see us at their doors - especially a rat dressed up as a witch... some of them had to do a quick search of their candy supplies to find something for us, others quickly turned out their lights and pretended not to be at home ... sorry I didn't get any pictures (the batteries died).
A few nights later we went to a huge bonfire and fireworks display. It seems this guy - Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the parliament in 1605, but got caught and so to celebrate there is a holiday to burn him in effigy and set off a lot of fireworks... a bit strange- but who am I to question tradition (being from a breed who picks through rubbish bins)...
Tomorrow I travel with Robin and Madeleine to Long Beach CA. I will write as soon as I can!