Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot
I see no reason that gunpowder and treason
Should ever be forgot.
It's that time of year again. It sounds as though heavy mortar fire is raining down on South East London. No - war hasn't broken out, it is just the most pointless 'celebration' in the English calendar.
I'm a bit of a grouch when it comes to fireworks night. I've never much liked fireworks, they cost a lot of money and go bang, and I have to deal year on year with frightened pets. It wouldn't be so bad if the fireworks were restricted to one night but they started round here at the beginning of the week and will probably carry on all weekend - Bonfire Night and Diwali fall at the same time.
They are pretty, it's true, if only they didn't have to go bang.
For those dealing with frightened pets the Dogs Trust have a leaflet - advice which can be adopted for all animals.