So, how’s your St Georges weekend been so far? Ours has been busy (not to mention expensive) and it’s not over yet!
Yesterday Mrs Sane and I went to my sisters’ pub for a 3 course St Georges Day lunch. The garlic mushrooms with tomato and goats cheese probably weren’t very English (although garlic was cultivated in England as early as the 16th century) but the venison, mushroom and bacon pudding main course is pretty English (and so amazingly gorgeous they said it’ll probably stay on the menu). And what can be more English than apple crumble and custard?
Today we went to Telford Town Park where Telford & Wrekin Council had organised a St Georges Day celebration for the first time. There was a falconry display, a one-man band, plays, morris dancers, a fantastic and enthusiastic storyteller, crafting, hog roast, ice creams, flag making, stilt walker and some other stuff that I can’t think of. And, of course, then town park itself which occupied the kids for a good hour or so. We even met BBC Radio Shropshire presenter and tweeter Johnty O’Donty in person at last.
Tomorrow, #2 son will be at the Albrighton St Georges Day parade with 1st Brookside Scouts and while he’s there the rest of us will be at Blists Hill partaking in their annual St Georges Day festivities.