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Post Brexit Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue Travel Humour

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Will You Come to Greece this Year, Post Covid?

Greece is hopeful of many visitors this year. Will you be one of them?

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        Post Brexit Arrival Welcomes: Not Just Greece, But All Over the EU

        Roses are Red, Violets are Blue is as old as the day is long. But it is what we learn at kindergarten. Here is my tweaked version for when we dash off to the Continent for our holidays with Brexit now behind us:

        It is an EU Roses Are Red invite,

        Come holiday they say

        Using your passport now black,

        for the stay.

        On arrival its a long line,

        which you and they say is fine,

        But you join the likes of Russians, Chinese and the Rest

        It sinks in we have now become a Second Best.

        Violets Are Blue, for sure, but we wont be beat,

        We need the bloody heat.


        Greece still tops the bucket list of desired foreign vacation spots

        Greece is one of the top post Covid destinations chosen by Brits for their holidays in 2021, according to recent yougov surveys.

        Oh the price we pay for being under the hot sun!

        Come on over it should be fun …

        Postscript: According to Wikipedia, the usage of Roses are Red, Violets are Blue prose dates back as far back as 1590 to Edmund Spenser’s “The Fairie Queene”.

        It was upon a Sommers shynie day,
        When Titan faire his beames did display,
        In a fresh fountaine, farre from all mens vew,
        She bath’d her brest, the boyling heat t’allay;
        She bath’d with roses red, and violets blew,
        And all the sweetest flowres, that in the forrest grew.

        The more modern version by Gammer Gurton’s Garland, is a 1784 collection of English nursery rhymes that is probably more well known.  The rose is red, the violet’s blue context was used thus:

        The honey’s sweet, and so are you.
        Thou are my love and I am thine;
        I drew thee to my Valentine:
        The lot was cast and then I drew,
        And Fortune said it shou’d be you.

        A fitting round off to my abomination above with the usage of Roses Are Red, Violets are Blue rendition…


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