Monday, November 5
Wine and Cheese
"Remember, remember the fifth of November." Thats the rhyme that the kids keep repeating for the 5th. I would compare the festivities to those of the Fourth of July- fireworks, BBQs, the whole sha-bang. We went to the kids school to watch fireworks and let me tell you, it was the best firework show I have ever seen! And yes, I have been to the BYU show almost every year, and this show made the others look like the fireworks I set off on my driveway in comparison. What is the reason for this fantastic display of color and mind popping enjoyment? Why, Guy Fawkes of course. Who is this Guy anyways? Well, I will spare you the history lesson on this blog, but if you would like to hear (or read, rather) a tale of conspiracy, torture, fire and death- simply click here. For those of you who decided not to click the link let me sum it up for you. Guy was a guy (ha ha...) who wanted to overthrow the government, so he got 36 barrels of gunpowder and planned to blow up the houses of parliament. Turns out the plot was foiled on November 5th, and Fawkes was caught and tortured and executed. So we have fireworks and a bonfire to celebrate the capture of this crazy man. Seems reason enough? Anyways, we had a really nice evening.
After the fireworks/bonfire we were invited around to one of the Mum's from school's houses. When she called to invite us she spoke to me on the phone in a thick Danish accent to ask if we wanted to come over for Wine and Cheese. I couldn't help but chuckle to myself, I have never heard anybody invite someone else over for that combination before. It was so nice, they had a really impressive display of cheeses, one was even wrapped in brown leaves. They had loads of fruit and veg to eat with the cheese, along with bread and crackers and the most delicious wine... not that I would know personally, but my coke was great tasting too.
So I decided that when I get home, all of you are invited over to my house for "Wine and Cheese". Of course we may need to make a substitution here and there, but I am really going to do it. I want to hear the sound of disbelief on the other end of the line when I say, in my best english accent, "would you like to join me at my house for some juice and cheese?" Now that is odd sounding. So get excited my friends, cause when I get home- it's cheese and peppers all night looonnnngggg. Maybe we can top it off with some sparklers, just for fun. :)