Something a bit lighter from me today.
I’ve never enjoyed #BonfireNight – I just don’t ‘get’ it.
So here’s a piece, from me, moaning about November 5th – it’ll be here before you know it!
“We spend the rest of the year sorting through recycling, rinsing out washing-up liquid bottles, offsetting our carbon foot prints and attempting to shop locally and sustainably. So why does all that go out the window when November 5th comes around? “Hey you lot?” is the cry up and down the country. “Fancy spending an evening burning anything you can lay your hands on?” Wood? Brilliant. Bits of furniture? Great, especially if it’s heavily varnished or glue-filled chipboard. Paper! Recycling is so last year! Let’s burn them all! In fact, let’s buy stuff, just to be burn it! But what happened to limiting CO2 emissions? Who cares! Every Nov 6th I wake up feeling as though I just smoked 200 cigarettes, and this is somehow a ‘family friendly’ event.”Chris McGuire ‘West’ Magazine
For the full piece, in Western Morning News’ ‘West’ magazine, click here.