5th November

5th November 2012. Yes, that’s right, already we’ve entered November! Christmas is looming, ready to pounce on us in one month and twenty days. Excited yet? I know I am.

But what else is great about the day 5th November – other than it’s one day closer to Christmas? Let me tell you…

NaNoWriMo: Day Five
A sixth of a way through NaNoWriMo, how are you all doing? What are your word counts? Remember, you should be on 8,335 words by midnight tonight! After a weekend away from home, I’m currently on 8781 words but am aiming to be getting another couple of thousand in by this evening as school starts again tomorrow and the hectic routine resumes.

If you are struggling to get the words in, check out this post by Kaleidoscope27, one of London’s NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaisons! It has some great tips about getting your word count up and, let me tell you, I should really stop blogging right now and start following them!

Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November
Today we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night – the celebration of the preventing of the Gunpowder Conspiracy.
On this day in 1603, King James I of England took the throne. He was a Protestant and decided to punish anyone still practising Catholic religion. In revolution, a group of Catholic worshippers, called the Gunpowder Conspirators, planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament using gunpowder. Guy Fawkes, the man in charge of igniting the gunpowder in the basement of the Houses of Parliament, was found and tortured until he confessed all. People in England, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland (and other countires) celebrate 5th November with bonfires and fireworks in commemoration.

Commercial TV Broadcast Day
Today also marks the first broadcast on commercial television in 1930!

To conclude, happy 5th November! Good luck to all the NaNoWriMo participants (if you want to let me know your word count, I’d love to hear it! You might like to compare with other commenters). How are you all celebrating 5th November? Whatever you do, stay safe!

Don’t forget to comment (and, if you’re awfully kind, share this post)! Until next time,


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