04/05/2012

Proud to be British #FolksyFriday

I thought that I would be patriotic today. I am British and proud of it, although patriotism seems to have become rather a dirty word.
Although with all the big events happening this year, namely the Queen`s Jubilee and the Olympics, love for country does seem to be having a revival. Now if only the country`s so called government leaders started legislating for, instead of against Britain, we would be sorted, as they say.
Now I have nothing against any other country or religion, but cannot see why suddenly, in the last few years, anything remotely British should be put down.
It is diversity that makes life interesting and there should be room for all and all of those should be equal. No one is better than anyone else, no country is greater than another and no religion better than any other.
This is of course my opinion and everyone else is free to have their own. How much better though if everyone just agreed to differ. How much nicer if all people agreed they are equal, from the highest to the lowest.
Ooops, I seem to have got on my soapbox, just a little bit.
Does make me cross though when I see people putting others down because of the job they do or how they look, or where they come from. Underneath that thin layer that holds us together, skin, we are all made the same.
I`m going to stop there as I could go on for hours on the subject of man`s inhumanity to man. I`ll save the soapbox for another day.
Actually that`s not a bad idea. Maybe one day a week I`ll have a little soapbox day. I`ll have a rant, or share insights or ideas or whatever comes to mind. What do you think?
As usual, to see a bigger picture or a description, just click on the item to view it in the shop.
ENJOY!!!

Are you proud to be British
or does the thought make you skittish?
No longer will we hide away
it`s time to take a stand today.
Lets wear the red, white and blue
it`s proudly there for me and you.
Wear as clothing, carry a bag
just proudly wave the British flag.
Let`s stand up and be counted
as our flag is raised and mounted
upon buildings and flag poles again,
no more feeling the pain.
Now it`s time to do what we do best
pomp and pageantry and all the rest.
Parades and crowds and the street party
just good fun, doesn`t have to be arty.
Time to cheer for Britain once more
it`s what being British is for.
So come on get out the Union Jack
there`s certainly no need to lack
for the colours that you seek,
we`re producing more every week.
Something here for one and all
what you have is your call.
Buy British though is all I ask
not such a very hard task.
Then we can stand tall and enjoy the glory
of patriotism but that`s another story!!


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Lunartis. SewCarolineSew.
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Dee Hewitt. The Mosaic Garden.
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Jo Luckstead ceramics. Edie and Me.


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Crow Cottage. CraftsCouncil.
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HELKATDESIGNS. Poppy Seed Cats.
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The Cosy Daisy. MinXtures.


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Laura Lee Designs. Hounds of Hampton.
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Crabtree Lane. Loolabellz.
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LOVE Felts. DIGGI WOODTURNING.

Hope you enjoyed todays gorgeous array of patriotic crafts from the wonderful sellers on Folksy.
Thanks for visiting, please come back soon.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Linda

    There is nothing wrong in getting on your soapbox every now and then,I think it's a great idea, I feel the same way as you, great blog,nice selection of pictures.Keep it up.

    Michelle x

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  2. What a gorgeous selection, I'm proud to be British, thanks for including my pocket mirror :)

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  3. Yay, there it is my big teapot cushion! I love all your other choices too, what a great selection, so many talented people! Thanks for including me, I love Folksy Friday! :-) xx

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  4. Love the crowns and how proud is that dog I like you am proud to be British

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  5. These are great, especially like the patriotic teddy:)

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