It is St Piran’s Day today, the National Day of Cornwall held on 5th March every year. The day is named after Saint Piran who is also the patron saint of tin miners. We had lunch in Falmouth after a wonderful singing session this morning and from The Pavillion Gardens could see the St Piran’s flag flying on Pendennis Castle. St Piran’s day is also celebrated in California to honour the Cornish miners who participated in the area’s mining history beginning in the mid 19th century.
It is also World Book Day and many schools around the country invite the children to come to school dressed as a character from a book. I was asked this morning who I might dress as were I to be in school today. My first thought was Pippi Longstocking. I loved her stories as a child. For those who don’t know here Wikipaedia says “Nine-year-old Pippi is unconventional, assertive, and has superhuman strength, being able to lift her horse one-handed. She is playful and unpredictable. She frequently makes fun of unreasonable adult attitudes, especially when displayed by pompous and condescending adults. Pippi’s anger is reserved for the most extreme cases, such as when a man ill-treats her horse.” Suits me!
Which character would you dress up as?
March 6, 2015 at 6:57 am
I was reading to Reception class for World book day.. it was great fun!
March 6, 2015 at 7:18 am
How lovely! I used to love the day when I was teaching too 🙂
March 6, 2015 at 3:53 am
Always loved Jo in Little Women… I loved her spunk!…
March 6, 2015 at 7:16 am
I loved Jo too,feisty and strong, yes, I can see why she would be your choice 🙂
March 5, 2015 at 8:20 pm
The Red Pennywort is beautiful. Is the red caused by the conditions or is it a variation from the normal plant?
March 5, 2015 at 8:40 pm
I don’t know! I have never seen it before. There were lots of ordinary green ones in the wall too. I shall have to try to find out. 🙂