Thursday, November 21, 2013

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

The sun was shining and I decided to walk into town.

I cried as I walked.
Every step that I took was followed with a weep.
People have written me off after my brain injury.
I'm no longer like them; these whole people.
No one has a broken brain.
I'm in another world.
I'm no longer myself as they say to others.
Why am I not "Normal" again.
I continue saying "Why ME!" but why has this happened to me!

This is the curiosity of the Brain Injury.

I got ready to go and meet up with The Mayor for his Charity Event at the fireworks evening.
"C'mon, are you ready!" He said through the glass window.
"2 ticks" I said as I stood up and threw the coat on.
We laughed as we walked round to our transport area.

Look at these 2 pictures......... The pictures were taken by a non-smoker? Confused!
The first one has the blue squiggles across the picture.......How does that happen!
Automatically I thought.......Who Smokes?..............!
What's this?
I wonder if Edd Felix from The Derby Gaol, the haunted 18th century jail could tell me about this?
He does Spooky Stuff!
Then the next picture was clear; Hmmmmm?

The Mayor of Chesterfield & Me!
The Mayor organised the buckets for us all.

Sharon and I, were positioned at one of the gates at Stand Road Park with the Charity buckets.

We just manned this gate and this lovely lady gave the charity bucket a gift (GULP! by me!)

This compassionate family showed us all their graciousness, they showed me kindness and courtesy with ease.
I take my hat off and Thank You for the 5th of November; Thank you all again. XXXX

The Mayor arrived to say Hello to all.

These beautiful ladies had so much kindness for The Mayors Charity's.
I needed to sit down and the Emergency people gave me a seat to rest my legs.

ThanX Emergency Ambulance Troopers for the seat that night. It was difficult for me to just stand in the one position. I needed to rest my legs but I was very determined and still stayed there to our end to help The Mayor and his Charitys.

All the Emergency vehicles were ready to go.

The Fair in flow.

When did he turn up? Guy Fawkes!

Where did I go.......!

The security on the gate.

This Ambulance man looked at my sick finger!
 English Folk Verse (c.1870)
            The Fifth of November

    Remember, remember!
    The fifth of November,
    The Gunpowder treason and plot;
    I know of no reason
    Why the Gunpowder treason
    Should ever be forgot!
    Guy Fawkes and his companions
    Did the scheme contrive,
    To blow the King and Parliament
    All up alive.
    Threescore barrels, laid below,
    To prove old England's overthrow.
    But, by God's providence, him they catch,
    With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
    A stick and a stake
    For King James's sake!
    If you won't give me one,
    I'll take two,
    The better for me,
    And the worse for you.
    A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
    A penn'orth of cheese to choke him,
    A pint of beer to wash it down,
    And a jolly good fire to burn him.
    Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
    Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!
    Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!

It was an honour to be pictured with The Boys in Blue.
Guy Fawkes thought....Hmmmm! Fireworks!

It was a great musical night to celebrate the fireworks.
You could only see the high viz waistcoats.

We talk and talk and talk.

These ladies were taking the numbers of people entering and exiting.

The girls assisted The Mayor

It starts.

Here we go!


Thankyou Mayor for a superb bright colourful evening of fireworks. THE END.


  1. have just found this page I have been trying to find the pictures , I am the lady whose daughters gave you the donation with the funny light up head bands we are on your page above by the stand road side hope you are doing well

  2. Dear Michelle,
    I'm actually Over The Moon with your reply.
    The biggest THANKYOU from myself and The Mayor of Chesterfield for his Charity Event.
    I hope this may be a great memory in pictures for your daughters.
    I now wish that every 5th of November the girls shall be as Sparkling as the Fireworks were that night.
    For Christmas, I wish that all your Wishes and Dreams Come True.
    Pauline Quinn XXX