March, marches and contests

Coming from Ireland, March mainly means one thing, St Patrick’s Day on 17th.  As a school kid, it means the manufacture of your very own “St Patrick’s Day Badge” (a green white and gold rosette), participating in the Parade with your school or other sports group.  As a member of a brass band, it meant that long march in the town’s parade, usually right behind a slow moving articulated truck spewing out diesel fumes! Since moving from Ireland to the…

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