Putting the ‘Great’ back into Britain……

What a year to be British! We’ve had a patriotism overload this year haven’t we??  With bunting and Union Jack flags billowing from the windows of houses and High Streets up and down the country since April in preparation for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the beginning of June.

 People came out in their droves to ‘big up’ the Queen on her 60 years as our Head of State, only the 2nd monarch in British history to achieve such an accolade (Queen Victoria being the other)… No other country in the World has our pomp and ceremony, and visitors come from far and wide to revel in our glorious heritage, and we certainly know how to throw a party, don’t we 🙂 ??…. we Brits do all this in spite of our unpredictable climate 🙂 mind you, I say in spite of, but let’s face it, rubbish Summers are the norm for us aren’t they?? Always prepared with a rainmac and brolly….our stiff upper lip and fighting ‘bulldog’ spirit comes to the fore 🙂

In spite of the deluge of rain the flags are still flying, and 2 weeks after England’s footballers crashed out of yet another Euro’s, this weekend saw us Brits once again huddled around the TV on yet another wet Summer Sunday 🙂 Flags still flying, beer and optimism flowing…The British Grand Prix at Silverstone saw unfortunately another dismal day for the Brits…. Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button coming in 8th and 10th…

Our optimism remained resolutely in place for the mens Wimbledon Final, the hopes and dreams of the nation pinned solely onto Andy Murray – could he possibly do what Fred Perry did way back in 1936??! Alas, it wasn’t to be, and as we all cried along with him, we hope that he will soon have his day…..there’s always next year when Wimbledon will see ‘Murraymania’ in full flow 🙂

And now less than 3 weeks away from the Olympics, once again British hopes are flying high 🙂 The home nation, that has to count for something, right??! We have some fantastic athletes and some strong contenders for medals….we may not be the best, but as our Mum’s used to say ‘it’s not about the winning, it’s all about the taking part’!!!!!

You seriously wouldn’t want to be born anywhere else, well, this year anyway…!


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