After yesterday’s election results in Maryland I’m a bit gutted for some of my friends who were running for office.
That said, they’re all super folk who will pick themselves up and get on with making things happen.
There’s a lot of disappointment in some areas, but I like to use the British word ‘gutted’. It’s slang, of course.
Bonfire Night / Guy Fawkes
Today is Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes, in the UK.
When describing this to small children, I begin to hesitate as it all sounds a bit crazy….
‘Um, well, someone tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and his name was Guy (Guido) Fawkes, and they burnt him or something for that act, and now we celebrate that day by building a big bonfire and putting a stuffed effigy of him on top and standing in the freezing cold letting off fireworks and eating food….’
I know some Brits in the USA are having their own Bonfire Night celebrations, so hurrah for them!
We won’t be letting off fireworks though….they’re banned in Maryland!
My sympathies to your friends. However a lot can fail to happen in the next two years and there will be a lot of mistakees to blame. It won’t be at all surprising if there’s a complete reversal in two years, so they should run again. Good luck to them, and tell them not to give up.