Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Celebrating England and Englishness

After spending yesterday trawling through lots of good hair days and not too many bad hair days I think that those of us who made complete asses of ourselves embraced the challenge deserve a special award.

Many of you may have realised that yesterday was St Georges Day, (I did mean to write this yesterday but was suffering from extreme mortification after realising that I was one of a few to post such embarrassing photographs). So back to St George the patron saint of England, he who was a knight in shinning armour, who slayed a dragon and was so popular that he is also the patron saint of Canada, Catalonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Montenegro, Portugal and Serbia. Unlike here in Ireland, where the country comes to a virtual standstill whilst the good folk spend a week celebrating St. Patrick the English do not have a bank holiday, or parades to celebrate the Roman man who (in legend) killed a Dragon. In recent years the English have started to mark this day and my sister choose to mark it yesterday by proving that English food is not a joke. If you want to drool over the computer at lots of wonderful English dishes from the simple to the sublime then go and check this out.

16 comments:

hellojed said...

Happy belated St George's Day! Took a look at the photos - they are all mouthwatering. Here's to George's Day becoming a national holiday...

ChrisB said...

Of course now I'm retired everyday's a national day!!
There are some good recipes, I bet Dillon would like all the puddings.

Steffi said...

Happy belated St George´s day from me too!You have much national holiday days.Here we have not so much free day´s.But our next free day will be on 1st may.That´s fine for everybody which much normally work because it´s a free day ;O)!

Asha said...

Hope you enjoyed St.George's day!!Thanks for the link,you say food and I am there in a hurry!:))

Lisa said...

Beccy,
I think you were very brave. I don't have any of my pictures, they are packed away, luckily!
I guess I should stop signing up for Fun Monday, I haven't seemed to have a chance to post lately :(

Sally Lomax said...

Happy St. George's Day Beccy! I think that we should celebrate it just to have another bank holiday!!

frannie said...

I hope you had a wonderful St. George's Day-- even with all your mortification! :)

that's my kind of man!- one that can slay a dragon. why aren't there men like that anymore???

Sam said...

thanks becccy

Pamela said...

I was already over at Beck&Posh this morning.

My butt got wider just sitting here checking it out.


So, do we say Happy St. George Day???

la bellina mammina said...

another reason to celebrate, and why not! Labour's Day coming soon too.

john.g. said...

Droooool!

alfaking said...

Happy belated St George's day. Hope you enjoyed, bank holiday or not.

willowtree said...

Did you know that the St. George Cross is on our flag too?

my4kids said...

Happy belated St Georges day!
We seem to lose holidays more then gain them. Work wise anyway. We seem to be losing days off but the kids gain days off for everything.

Sam said...

i only hd to perk it up because it was garbage soup - we only had a few tiny little chciken bones not the whole carcass which is why it needed some zing

PortraitofPeter said...

Hi Beccy,

Just noticed your clock on your screen appears to be an hour behind?

I do try to be all things to observation!!

You have a wonderful blog site too.

have a nice day