Happy Independence Day!

This is from a couple of years ago, and is re-posted to prove that us Brits hold nothing against you Americans for your treasonous patriotic acts over 200 years ago.

After all, why would we care that you felt willing to fight and die just to get rid of our governance over you? What is it to us that you preferred liberty over security?

As I say .... not offended at all.


Happy Independence Day, all you American-not-wanting-to-be-British-any-more ....er, friends.

Yes, today, in this corner of the United Kingdom, from which you wanted freedom (not that I'm offended or anything), we celebrated.

Mostly we ate:

These cookies were made by a real, authentic American, so they tasted extra special.

We then sang your National Anthem. Who decided on this tune, may I ask? It must have been someone with an uncommonly large singing range. Down to your boots the notes go, then up to the stars. 

Phew! You could still decide to go with God Save our Queen. You know, if y'all decided you were mistaken with all that 'No taxes without representation' stuff back in the 1770s, and if you did a wee bit of apologising, maybe a little grovelling.... we'd take you back I reckon.

Just think, you could be singing our National Anthem next year. Just think how easy it'd be on y'all.

After our attempts are your anthem, we decided to head to the beach. Wait for this: we had temperatures of 21C today. Twenty-one! It was actually warmer outside in the garden than in the house. I could almost have been in America.

 I think this girl was guilty of a treasonable offence.

Calum was too: he said something nasty about George III (I can't think what on earth he might have against King George III. After all, he was an okay guy, wasn't he. All he did was lose us America, and what's that between friends.)

Calum, I charge you with making derogatory comments regarding King George III, who, after all, never caused any harm to his nation.  

Guilty as charged, m' lud.

 This year, we signed the Declaration of Independence.

And so it's Goodbye from all of us for another year....

.... even from Jackson (who didn't seem to treat the flag with the greatest of respect, despite all my warnings).  

Sshhhh. I know this is not appropriate on Independence Day, but when I asked Jackson to show a bit more respect to The Flag, he very snootily said, 'Er, remember who I am? I am Jackson. Enough said.'

I am sorry. I do try, but sometimes a dog makes up his own mind.

Happy Independence Day to you all!


  1. Yeahhh! Go Jackson! And yay for liberty and independence! No offense, by the way...I still love the Brits and Scots. But this day is so special to me because a people stood up for freedom. Y'all just needed to learn a little lesson, that's all. We're all good now. :)

    1. Land of the Brave and the Free ....

      Now - is that Scotland? Or the US???

      We'll have to *discuss* that one day ;)

    2. Both, I say! The Scots were the ones who came over to America and taught us to be free. <3

  2. Such a cute post. I remember it from before. Could that have been two years ago? Surely not! Happy 4th to you too! And just so you know, you are free to join us. ;)

  3. :)
    Thanks for the kind sentiments! We are enjoying our day! Did you sing the 2nd verse of that anthem? It is my favorite! (Well, I have also seen it as the 4th verse...but..) I can only sing those high notes in my mind!

    "Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
    Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
    Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!"

    1. Fabulous, Keri!

      (but no, we didn't sing it... one verse was quite enough, thank you!)

  4. God bless America. Land that I love. Stand beside her and guide her thru the night with the Light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, to the ocean white with foam. God bless America, my home sweet home. God bless America, my home sweet home! Thank you for thinking of us! Regards-Jamie from Oregon What would this country be without you Scottish Presbyterians and your fearless ministers from days gone by!? Praise be to God for the Covenanters.

    1. You're right that much of the greatness your nation had was as a result of 'our people' who went over there. Somehow, methinks we wouldn't be so welcome nowadays :/

      Happy day-after-the-fourth to you :)

    2. As we say out west here "you all would be welcome at our fire anytime". Regards-Jamie p.s. Please send some more!


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