Thursday, April 23, 2015

This week...a week for England

I know I have been very bad at my blogging on this blog...life has a way of intervening. But today....I just had too! Too many things about this day....



First of all...today is St. Goeorge's Day, and St. George is the symbol of England...not the Union Jack....



 Which is thy symbol of the United Kingdom, but of England...it's the symbol on the National teams of England. St. George is the patron saint of England and believed to have dies on April 23rd. He is thought to have been a Roman soldier, and, of course...reputed to have killed a dragon.....

http://pages.timewasantiques.net/8824/PictPage/3923767600.html
 This is a Dunoon, England bone china mug we have at Time Was Antiques with the ubiquitous image of the St. George Cross, symbol of England...so...

April 23rd is also famous in England because it is celebrated as Shakespeare's birthday...

 
 which is a big deal in parts of England...especially Stratford-upon-Avon where he lived...big celebrations there this weekend....this Shakespeare teapot is from our archives...

http://timewasantiquesfamily.blogspot.com/2012/04/dunoon-london-mug-how-to-tell-queens.html

And April 23rd in the anniversary of the founding of the Coldstream Guards, a unit of the Queen' Own Guards brigade of 5 units, and special to us because it was my husband's old unit. For more on the guards, I have posted previously about it HERE

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/11549870/Happy-89th-Birthday-Queen-Elizabeth-II-her-life-in-pictures.html



And April 21st is the actual birthday of Queen Elizabeth II...89 this year, and still out riding. For a great photos stream of her life, click on the photo or HERE for more photos from The Telegraph.co.uk....and of course, a new baby is due soon as well...



Jason Bell photo of Prince George, son of William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge, on his christening day....So a special day all around. Hope yours is brilliant, and that you celebrate with a nice cuppa!
 

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