Guy Fawkes isn’t for another

Guy Fawkes isn’t for another two weeks, but the fireworks stores are everywhere (around Hackney, anyway). Kids have been setting them off for weeks already, it sounds like there’s a war zone just down the block. I can’t imagine what the night itself is going to be like. I’m actually excited, Guy Fawkes is so exotic thing for me. Luckily I had time to get used to countries where you can buy your own fireworks in Amsterdam.
People are striking again in England. There’s been two or three tube strikes since I’ve been here, and there are more on the way, apparently in support of the fire fighter‘s strike.
I know the 80s are back in, but surely going back to strikes that throw the country into chaos is going too far.