Tuesday, 1 March 2011

St David's Day

To be absolutely honest, I'm not that fussed about St David's Day, but having written all about George, Patrick and Andrew, it just didn't seem right to ignore Wales.  Particularly as some of Bill's ancestors come from there.

Not that I can tell you much about St David, other than what it says here.  He apparently came to notice about the time the Welsh were resisting the Normans (as in William the Conqueror, right?).  The thing is, Wales seems to have been the least successful in keeping separate, as administratively everything is referred to as 'England and Wales'.  It's more complicated than I would even attempt to explain, but (thanks to Delia) here is a link to a brilliant talk explaining it all.

Anyhow, the symbol for Wales is a leek.  Or a daffodil.  Maybe they didn't think leeks had enough...dignity?  Perhaps they have daffodils by now in Wales, being further south, but I've not seen any at this writing.  And in any case, I couldn't very well link to a recipe for 'daffodil and potato soup' either.

Happy St. David's Day!

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