Monday, May 17, 2010

English picnics

"A picnic is the Englishman's grand gesture, his final defiance flung in the fact of fate...[he] refuses to frequent an outdoor cafe of any sort, obstinately clinging to his picnic basket in wet and wasp-haunted fields."

-- Georgina Battiscombe, English Picnics, 1949

1 comment:

Hannah Stoneham said...

This is wonderful, and true.