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Anyone done a Canadian Bonfire night???

Old Nov 1st 2009, 10:08 pm
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Originally Posted by fledermaus View Post
Yes they do. As they are delicate souls they celebrate November 5th in June. They drink Pimms and sit in wicker lounge chairs around the croquet lawn. They prefer to be waited on by spotty young girls from Lancashire.
That sounds like Harrogate.
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Old Nov 1st 2009, 10:19 pm
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"Real" parkin is nothing like a Jamaican ginger cake!

It is dark, sticky and very heavy (cos it is made with oatmeal and black treacle)
Sounds lovely.Do you spread the mushy peas on top?
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Originally Posted by Alan2005 View Post
That sounds like Harrogate.
I was once very, very drunk in Harrogate, for a week.
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Default Re: Anyone done a Canadian Bonfire night???

Originally Posted by fledermaus View Post
Yes they do. As they are delicate souls they celebrate November 5th in June. They drink Pimms and sit in wicker lounge chairs around the croquet lawn. They prefer to be waited on by spotty young girls from Lancashire.
There are no spotty girls in Lancashire - they all bloom and blush like Lancashire Roses.
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There are no spotty girls in Lancashire - they all bloom and blush like Lancashire Roses.
They do that say staff is hard to find.
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Old Nov 2nd 2009, 6:54 am
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You can't beat a traditional Northern bonfire night - the intoxicating aroma of cheap cider, spliffs and burning rubber, as friends and neighbors stand, side by side, basking in the warm glow of a burning Vauxhall Corsa.

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Old Nov 2nd 2009, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by MB-Realtor View Post
What with the permit for the Bonfire and the permit for the Fireworks, and the damn snow that is invariably with us by Nov.5th, we gave up on that a long time ago.
In Canada, I've heard that you need a permit to buy cheese on a Sunday, wash your car, get up before 6am or let your cat outside. Good god, give me strength
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Originally Posted by brizzle View Post
In Canada, I've heard that you need a permit to buy cheese on a Sunday, wash your car, get up before 6am or let your cat outside. Good god, give me strength
Oh depends on where you are really, where I'm at you can pretty much do what you want. I'm actually amazed that some places its the law that you must mow your lawn... blows my mind really.
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Oh depends on where you are really, where I'm at you can pretty much do what you want. I'm actually amazed that some places its the law that you must mow your lawn... blows my mind really.
Doesn't actually saw you must mow your lawn it just states that your grass must not be more than 6" (15cm) high.
http://www.calgary.ca/portal/server....rest/Grass.htm
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Sorry the best bonfire celebrations are definitely in the south!!! In Sussex for at least the last 150 years .....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7713557.stm
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Originally Posted by kate holt View Post
Sorry the best bonfire celebrations are definitely in the south!!! In Sussex for at least the last 150 years .....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7713557.stm
Yes, Rye's events are always spectacular. I do miss my annual Pope-burning pilgrimage, with fish n chip supper!
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Default Re: Anyone done a Canadian Bonfire night???

Originally Posted by fledermaus View Post
Yes they do. As they are delicate souls they celebrate November 5th in June.
Not quite - it's just that June's weather in the north feels like November 5th's weather in the south!

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Old Nov 2nd 2009, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by bsmith View Post
You can't beat a traditional Northern bonfire night - the intoxicating aroma of cheap cider, spliffs and burning rubber, as friends and neighbors stand, side by side, basking in the warm glow of a burning Vauxhall Corsa.
Not only on Bonfire Night. Sounds like a neighborhood I know on virtually any night of the year !
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Old Nov 2nd 2009, 4:16 pm
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Yes, Rye's events are always spectacular. I do miss my annual Pope-burning pilgrimage, with fish n chip supper!
Rye Bonfire Society come to Lewes on the 5th and we go to Rye on the 14th November this year. Rye is a really popular one as is Battle this Saturday.
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