The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Random trivia: before each state opening of Parliament, the Beefeaters still search the cellars at Westminster. Just in case.
This year, Lewes have burninated... nothing? I'd seen the news that the events were generally cancelled, but I was still expecting them to set fire to something (perhaps an effigy of Covid-19?). It doesn't seem right somehow.
Round here all the main firework displays have been likewise scrapped, though there's been the odd smaller set of fireworks going off over the past day or two. Usually they've been just far enough away that by the time I realise the fireworks are happening and head out on my balcony to watch they've stopped, though I did manage to see the odd one here and there.
Still, there's other fitting chaos happening in the form of the increasingly indecisive US Election...