Friday, 1 November 2013

The month of November

Welcome to November.  Here in the UK the weather can often be quite dismal.  However to cheer us up have a look at the bizarre celebrations listed for this month.

How about Marooned without a compass day?   Or Chaos never dies day?

In the UK on November 5th we celebrate the failure of someone to blow up The Houses of Parliament.
Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot.

And on November 11th we remember those that died in two World Wars and  conflicts since then.  Here are some links related to this.

In Flanders Fields  

The Remembrance Poppy

Pages to download to colour in
Oriental Poppy                      Poppy            Lest we forget

Here's the poem November by Thomas Hood.

No sun - no moon!
No morn - no noon -
No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member -
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! -