Some years are barren and in others, abundant. Daffodils. But whether they are growing naturally or are of the paper variety, there is no avoiding them on 1 March in Britain. These lovely spring flowers of eternal cheeriness and hope are the national flower of Wales, 1 March being Saint David's Day, the Patron Saint of Wales.
I have come across some great people in history while doing research for my Dark Ages novels. Often these characters are intertwined with some amazing folklore. One of these is Wurburgh, a princess who became the patron saint of Chester and of geese.
When playing those naming games and pub quizzes, nobody ever mentions Sweyn Forkbeard. Okay, so he was England's shortest-reigning king but he was declared King of England, on Christmas day 1013.