Monday, 22 April 2013

Its that time again!

Good evening

Well actually its tomorrow but heyho for once I'm early!! Yep tomorrow is St George's Day here in England - he's our patron saint but sadly unlike our Welsh, Scottish and Irish cousins we don't seem to celebrate him as much as they do their saints. Perhaps its because things have got muddled and celebrating St George's Day is muddled with the less savoury characters who have adopted the flag for their own means?

Anyhow - the little town next to us celebrated yesterday - they played a parade and invited the band along. As it was sunny and the service outdoors, I went along to support little son.

 Waiting to march - oops we forgot to book a haircut so he wasn't looking his smartest - never mind!

 The band with St George behind them - also hidden there was the 'dragon'. During the service we were treated to a rather weird version of the story, over acted (badly) by members of the church. Entertainment was short on the ground until a heckler joined in - a cross between Monty Python and Punch & Judy was their style and to be honest the heckling improved things rather a lot!!

When he started marching several years ago, Little Son was somewhat smaller than his counterpart - this photo doesn't show it well but he now towers above him!!

It felt strange not having a Morris dance out this weekend - the weather was perfect for it. Never mind I thought we'd have a drink with the band after the engagement was over - it didn't happen, it seems Saxmundham doesn't have any proper pubs anymore - despite a growing population they all seem to have closed :(

Good news - there's a dance out for me next Sunday - in a pub. So expect more pictures of dancers and pints :)

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


simplesuffolksmallholder said...

Sax is such a weird place - have lived 2 and a half miles away for 21 years and didn't even know they had a St georges day thing. Never hear anything about what goes on there.

Primroses Attic said...

No St Georges day here sadly. Pictures look great, even the sun was out. Looks like everyone had a great time.

Clicky Needles said...

Love st George with his sun glasses on! Son's hair looks fine to me.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

There ought to be more days like this! :) x

Claire said...

can't remember the last time I went there, shame about the pubs! hope the weather stays good for your dancing xx

Hannah Brooker said...

Your son looks great! We've a local event this week and I love seeing the town band walk the streets playing :)

Jo said...

Oh, I love your description of the St. George's celebration - it sounds delightfully, eccentrically English!

Jo x