November 5, 2010
Gunpowder, treason & plot,
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot……….
I’ve been awake since before 5am, hair appointment booked for 9 to turn my straight blond locks into a mass of curls more befitting of the Roman goddess I shall be dressed as later on this afternoon. The wind has been howling since yesterday here in Lewes, I can only hope it dies down somewhat for later. I am so excited I feel like Tigger. If you are visiting Lewes tonight, look out for me in Waterloo, just after the effigy of Guy Fawkes will be Ye Olde English Puritans, then 2nd Pioneer banner, the 2nd Pioneer chief then the Roman & Greeks, I’ll be there near the amazing Roman chariot. Be safe & have fun.
October 25, 2010
Bonfire season is well under way here in East Sussex, with less than a week til the 5th road closure signs are already appearing on the A26. I would urge people to stay away, watch the fireworks from anywhere but Lewes. It’s manic, dangerous, a no go zone for small children and people of a nervous disposition. Dogs & cats should be safely tucked up in the broom cupboard. Ear plugs are manditory as are woolly jumpers, hats & gloves. The trains are going to be like sardine tins with last trains leaving Lewes between midnight & 12.30am. If you park in Lewes make sure you leave by about 4.30 or else you may be stranded with all the road closures & restrictions, some of which are in place from 2pm this year. A handy leaflet is available from tourist info and other localities. The celebrations will be in Newick on 30th October.