Today 23 April, England celebrates St George’s Day. Churches and public buildings will fly the Red Cross flag of St. George, England’s patron Saint.
Legend has it that a town was being terrorised by a dragon who was eating all their sheep. The local people decided to placate this fearsome creature by sacrificing a beautiful maiden. When St. George heard of this he rushed to save her. He slayed the dragon and gave the young woman a red rose.
The red rose became England’s national flower and it will be worn today as a mark of loyalty and affection for our Mother Country.
Reflection Through The Seasons
I live in a small Welsh village which is situated in the southern tip of the Snowdonia National Park. Its an area of true outstanding natural beauty. We have the Cambrian mountains to the east of us and the coast of Cardigan Bay out to the west. My husband and I moved to Wales from The Cotswolds in England 19 years ago. We bought the old village Police Station, which we have worked tirelessly renovating ever since. You could say its a real labour of love. I have retired after working many years in the travel business, this now leaves me free to pursue the many things in life that I enjoy.