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23 Apr 2017

What a very British day! We’ve been enjoying all things British today, after all, it is both St George’s Day and the day of the London Marathon! Admittedly, we didn’t watch the race from the side-lines this year, but nonetheless we’ve had a great time watching the runners on the TV and the atmosphere was still amazing. It’s so inspiring to see the sportsmanship, whether running for charity or for personal achievement, or encouraging the runners, cheering, volunteering or fundraising – it truly is a fantastic British event and everyone should be proud of taking part in some way. So in true spirit of the London Marathon, whilst we’re swelling with pride, we thought it only right to list a whole bunch of other reasons for why we are totally justified in being proud to be British. Firstly, iconic British people… it seems only right to hit the list off with Queen Elizabeth II. HRH is the personification of Britain, she is the longest reigning Monarch in British history, she is devoted to public and voluntary service, is one of the most iconic, much loved and highly respected figure in the UK. There are actually so many Britons we should feel pride for; Sir David Attenburgh, Sir Winston Churchill, Wills and Kate, William Shakespeare and Sir Mo Farah to name but a few. It also seems only fair to mention James Bond, Harry Potter and Wallace and Gromit here! Secondly British food… we should be so proud of our taste buds. Proud of our fish and chips, bacon sandwiches and toad in the hole; our world famous full English breakfast washed down with a hot cup of English Breakfast tea; our love of marmite, scones, steak and kidney pie, Haggis, Neeps and Tatties and of course no Sunday is complete without a roast dinner. We should be bursting with pride for Yorkshire for bringing the Yorkshire pudding, Leicestershire for Stilton and last but by no means least, Lincolnshire, for the divine Lincolnshire sausage. Thirdly British landmarks… Stonehenge, Buckingham Palace, Lake District, Tower of London, Angel of the North, Snowdonia, Hadrian’s Wall, Tate Modern, Westminster Abbey, Edinburgh Castle, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the list goes on. Britain has an abundance of prehistoric monuments, incredible architecture, beautiful landscapes and plenty of places full of art, history and beauty. Of course, how can we forget Pimms and real ale, which we all enjoy at our favourite British sporting events; Wimbledon, Royal Ascot, Glastonbury and Henley Regatta. These fantastic British events are world famous, how could we not be proud! Finally, and very importantly, we should be honoured by our Armed Forces, the NHS and Team GB. Britain truly is a fabulous nation. Congratulations to all involved with the London Marathon and Happy St George’s Day everyone! Cheers!