It St George’s day on Saturday. That, coupled with the fact that it’s also the Queen’s ninetieth birthday (which, let’s be honest, was always going to involve lots of pomp and ceremony), means that things have suddenly become a bit patriotic at Wonderush HQ. In fact, we want to celebrate in truly stereotypically English fashion, and this is our shortlist:
It has come to our attention that the English, as a nation, really like pubs. We can’t imagine why. Is it something they’re selling? Anyway, with so many pubs standing for centuries there’s a lot of history in everybody’s favourite watering holes, and there’s finally a tour that offers the chance to learn all about it. There’s even a cheeky half at the end.
Whether we’re chasing it as it rolls down a hill or slicing it three times as thick as the cracker we’re about to put it on, it’s safe to say that the English love a bit of cheese. It’s nearly too obvious to even mention tea, which is our go-to in times of crisis, celebration and, indeed, any hour on any clock anywhere. Basically, mixing the two together is an amazing idea and the perfect way to celebrate anything.
The Brits are renowned for their sense of humour, so some form of laughing was always going to make the list. Laughter yoga is a great way to loosen up and relax, which is something the English have occasionally needed to learn to do better (What? Who said that? How dare they?). The ability to laugh at ourselves is a huge part of the English identity and if standing on the South Bank with a group of people you’ve only just met doesn’t encourage you to do that then nothing will.
It might be a new national pastime in the general scheme of things, but that doesn’t make it any less significant. We are, or course, talking about talking about the referendum. Everybody’s doing it, from the people who’s opinions you don’t really care about on Question Time, to the people who’s opinions you don’t really care about in your own home. Referendum wine tasting, though? That’s something we will talk about until the cows come home.
What better way to celebrate all things stereotypically English than spending an hour in the company of Jeremy Clarkson. He might be an acquired taste, but for those who’ve already acquired it this is the perfect evening. And for those who haven’t this might be the start of a wonderful love affair. Helmets will be provided to those seated the first three rows.
You know what we bloody love in England? Sport. And fine, it might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but Team Wonderush caught olympic fever in 2012 and it has never let up. So while running around a park and sweating may not initially sound like a celebration, the chance to meet (and very briefly train with) a GB athlete is definitely something we’re excited about.
If we’ve whet your appetite you can find tickets to these events and loads more in the Wonderush Marketplace. If you’d like the chance to try as many as you feel like every single month for £29 don’t forget to check out Wonderush Unlimited!