25.10.17...MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE 3
I once offered this response in answer to a Facebook question, “Where did you go for your summer vacation?”
My reply? I spent it on a unique group of islands. Despite its small size it has an amazing range of eco-zones, landscapes, people, cultures, history and traditions. But for it’s temperate maritime climate rather than wall to wall sun, it would surely be the tourist capital of the world. Located off the north-west coast of mainland Europe I meant the British Isles and specifically the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
So much for the treasured external appearance of my own country, but as with a highly attractive individual, what lays beneath the surface?
(To be continued)