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(@chuckster)
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Happy St Georges Day everybody.

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Posted : 23/04/2007 2:21 pm
 jimh
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:D :D :D

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Posted : 23/04/2007 2:24 pm
(@embrace_the_darkness)
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:D Happy St.G's to all!

All the staff in my local supermarket were wearing England shirts today....it took me a minute to figure out why! :lol:

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Posted : 23/04/2007 4:54 pm
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Hope you have a wonderful holiday! Are you wearing a red rose in your lapel? :D

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Posted : 23/04/2007 5:06 pm
 pbee
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Happy St Georges Day everone.


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Posted : 23/04/2007 5:09 pm
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Have one on me.

:mrgreen:

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I've had a lot of sobering thoughts in my time.
It was them that turned me to drink.

 
Posted : 23/04/2007 6:34 pm
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Happy St George's Day from me too.

Here are some words I found that seem to fit the bill, a bit old fashoned maybe but stirs the heart still:

"This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in a silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house
Against the envy of less happier lands
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm
This England"

Peace everyone.

The guitar is all right John but you'll never make a living out of it! (John Lennon's Aunt Mimi)

 
Posted : 23/04/2007 7:12 pm
(@chuckster)
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Fine words indeed dogsbody.

I've been whistling Hearts of Oak all day for some strange reason. :lol:

As a side issue there is a Time Team special on tomorrow night at 2100 looking into when we weren't an island and were actually attached to what is now mainland Yerp. I won't be watching it - it clashes with the footy. Looks interesting though.

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I've had a lot of sobering thoughts in my time.
It was them that turned me to drink.

 
Posted : 23/04/2007 8:08 pm
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Belatedly, Have a great holiday from the other side of the pond. :wink:

 
Posted : 24/04/2007 12:34 pm
(@chuckster)
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Belatedly, Have a great holiday from the other side of the pond. :wink:

Many thanks. Sadly it's not a holiday - yet. There is a campaign to get it recognised as a national holiday but it's an uphill struggle. We are more inclined to celebrate Paddys day than our own national day. :roll:

Maybe next year.

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I've had a lot of sobering thoughts in my time.
It was them that turned me to drink.

 
Posted : 24/04/2007 2:23 pm
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Well now it's the 24th of April. Happy just-8-months-till-Christmas-Eve! :D

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

 
Posted : 24/04/2007 2:25 pm
(@chuckster)
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And to you too, Ric.

So, what's on your Christmas list this year then? :mrgreen:

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I've had a lot of sobering thoughts in my time.
It was them that turned me to drink.

 
Posted : 24/04/2007 2:27 pm
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Never mind. Outdid myself for cynicism. :D

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

 
Posted : 24/04/2007 2:43 pm
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Forgive me for my ignorance, but I don't think I've ever heard of St George's day. :oops: Can somebody explain this?

Life is my friend
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Posted : 24/04/2007 2:48 pm
(@chuckster)
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St George is the Patron Saint of England famed for killing a dragon. St Georges Day, April 23rd, is recognised as the National Day of England.

More details can be found here.

In many countries throughout the world the national day is a holiday but St Georges day is not recognised as such in England. We make more of a fuss over St Patricks day than we do our own day. That may have more to do with the "Guinness sponsorship" though. :roll:

HTH.

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Edit: Fixed the URL. :oops:

I've had a lot of sobering thoughts in my time.
It was them that turned me to drink.

 
Posted : 24/04/2007 3:01 pm
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