I've always considered myself to be fiercely patriotic. I love Britain - its history and the down-to-earth attitude people have.
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.