Archive for November 4th, 2006

Today I went to check out the Grand Arcade Fireworks and Thurston Family Fun Fair in Cambridge’s Midsummer common celebrating Guy Fawkes’ Day. The holiday commemorates the foiling of the Gun Powder plot to set off explosives in parliament and often includes fireworks and bonfires where effigies of Guy Fawkes are burned at the stake. […]


On the morning before the Guy Fawkes’ Day fireworks, there’s something to be said about the fire safety that I’ve found in Cambridge (and generally across England). I have found ‘big brother’ and he is the fire marshall. One thing that Americans will notice about modern English buildings, perhaps after the fused electrical outlets, is […]