Thursday, April 23, 2009

23rd April

I am afraid there is not much of a blog today. Put it down to these hospital appointments that take up so much time these days.

However, I wanted to mention two things - today is Shakespeare's birthday, it is also the day on which he died. Spooky? Coincidental? A little of both perhaps.

As well as it being the great man's birthday it is St George's Day in England. Each of the countries that make up the British Isles and Ireland have patron saint days.
You will all know that the patron saint of Ireland is St Patrick - did you now he was British? St David is for Wales and St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland.

We haven't celebrated St George very much in England but now there is a movement to do so. In London the Mayor has organised all kinds of festivities which should be fun. John and I will be wearing red roses and we put up the George Cross flag, why not? In these days of doom and gloom and with a lousy Budget that the Government gave us yesterday (probably putting us into hock for a trillion years) it's time to lighten up.

So picture me, my flag waving on my car, off to the supermarket and preparing dinner before hitting the road for the hospital - sounds fun, doesn't it?


Kathleen said...

Definitely good you are celebrating St. George and hope all went well with your appointment.

Sarita Leone said...

I hope your appointment went okay. :)

Very strange about the Bard's tombstone dates. I didn't know that, thanks for the info!

Hope your weekend is a happy one.