Happy St George's Day!
Born in Turkey, this guy was a Roman soldier who marty'd hisself for his fellow Christians in ancient Rome... I read that the reason he is patron saint of England is because he stood for English ideals of honour, bravery and gallantry... though I can't say you come across any of those very often these days... perhaps our new patron saint would be more like Jeremy Clarkson! haha
I've got to say, regardless of how many people winge about life in England I'm a fan. I'm going to visit the Great English Seaside in a couple of weeks with my friend R and I'll be taking my wellies AND sunglasses! Cos even though you can never tell what the weather is going to throw at you, what you DO know is, since you're English you can handle any weather! haha
I know its not Friday but my Top 5 things about England are as such:
5 Bangers and Mash (veggie options available!) - what's not to love about a good hearty meal*
4 English Countryside - a walk in the peaks will put hairs on yer chest and pink in yer cheeks**
3 English Weather - what else would we talk about at bus stops?!***
2 English Culture - The Beatles, Stewart Lee, Harry Hill... I could go on****
1 Proper English Pubs! Did we invent them? I reckon we must've on account of all the rain and the need to socialise... I do loves pubs me...
So today, whether you be drinking ale or a nice cup of tea, make a toast to St George and England!
*preferably in a pub with a pint!
**preferably with a pub to stop and enjoy the view in...
*** and all that rain is great pub weather after all!
****all of which enhanced when accompanied by a nice pint of your favourite ale, hehe, do you see where I'm going with this?!