Category Archives: British

Todays random memory

Driving to work today, suddenly thought of a song from my teens, in the early 1970’s in the UK. Nice One Cyril by the Cockerel Chorus This could only be a British thing, making a record about a game of … Continue reading

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British word of the day: Biro

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Red Sky in the morning, Shepherd’s warning

Seeing some pink in the late evening sky , tonight, brought to mind an old British saying:- Red Sky at night, Shepherd’s delight. Red Sky in the morning, Shepherd’s warning. This old wives’ tale may help us to predict clear … Continue reading

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On this day in history; 1952, Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen

On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king’s two daughters and next in … Continue reading

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Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades

The death of a British icon: Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades January 29th, 2016 The last Land Rover Defender will roll off the production line later today, ending 67 years of the popular 4×4 being made. It … Continue reading

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British Word Of The day – Subbuteo

A random thought becomes my British Word Of The Day. Subbuteo Subbuteo is a group of table top games simulating team sports such as association football, cricket, both codes of rugby and hockey. The name is most closely associated with … Continue reading

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RIP Lemmie

Lemmie, the lead singer with Motorhead, died yesterday, December 28th, after a short illness. He was 70 years old a few days before. Here I am sharing their biggest hit, Ace of Spades…

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The Queen’s Speech 2015

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2015 UK Christmas Number One

The Number One Single in the UK Charts this year is the NHS Choir – A Bridge Over You

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On this day in History

On this day in History, 1975, forty years ago today, the Christmas Number one in the UK Singles Chart was Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. Merry Christmas

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