Thursday, February 15, 2007

I need to pick your brains today, me darlin's.
In just over a month, it will be St. George's Day. In case some of you from foreign parts don't know, St. George is the Patron Saint of England, and is most famous nowadays for slaying a poor defenceless dragon, who was trying to make himself a comfy nest by a spring.
Anyhoo, despite his cruelty to animals, many people are joining forces to make his day a cause for celebration in the style of St. Patrick's, and St. Andrew's days, although preferably without overpriced, green, fizzy beer and bagpipes.
But how to do this?
Suggestions so far have been cooking a meal of 'Dragon and Chips' quaffed down with copious amounts of Dragon Slayer, or St. George's Ale, with a rousing game of 'Pin the Tail on the Dragon' to follow with everybody waving cheery plastic flags, and I reckon a fair few pubs might go for this sort of revelry.
Mind you, if my local's open by then, they'll probably be chasing the dragon, but that's an everyday occurrence and not just for St. George's day.
So over to you.
How should the English celebrate the mean old dragon killer their patron saint's day in style?