Saturday, 30 November 2013
November: Gun Powder Treason and Plot
Gun powder treason and plot started the month off with a bonfire and 'homegrown' firework display for just the family at the campsite. We didn't have an effigy of Guy Fawkes to burn, but we did have a significant 'figure'. Both of my sons have used, over the years, a chest of drawers, painted blue and yellow, which we rescued from a field on the shores of Loch Ness twenty-two years ago, the table we rescued at the same time and painted in the same blue and yellow hues, did not stand quite the same test of time, but this chest of drawers with its assortment of children's stickers has served us well.
The sleepiness in the campsite has been usurped by an active period in the wooded glade as the garden takes a bit more shape, to the point where I have started calling it the 'reservoir garden', a name which may stick, as a distinction to the 'campsite paddock'.