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I really like St. George’s Day.  Of all the Saints days it is by far the most fairytale-like.

As a teenager I was a huge fan of pre-Raphaelite art and the above image was one of my favourite pieces.   I think it’s the look on the Princess’ face; so terribly underwhelmed!!   Ever the feminist, I liked to think she was just ‘letting him’ slay the dragon for her ;-P

You can see this look on the faces of many of the Princesses in depictions of the St. George and the Dragon story.   Poor George.

I like to acknowledge St George’s Day; though it is much less celebrated than say, St.Patrick’s (which I also like to celebrate :-)), it is important to celebrate and be proud of one’s own country.

To be honest I think we should put more effort into acknowledging all the British patron Saints days…why not?!

Even if we did, sorry Paddy, David and Andrew, there will always be a special place in my heart for George 😉

I think however much we try to deny it, there’s a little bit of Princess in all of us and there are times when we all need a knight in shining armour to rescue us from the dragons of the World.

Love Rachel


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