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Song of the day – Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime (1970)

Because today, June 21st, is the first day of summer, I thought of this classic. It reached #1 in the charts, when I was growing up, in the UK.  I am old enough to remember this when it was in … 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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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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Jake Wood is the voice of the Geico Gecko no more

Jake Wood is the voice of the Geico Gecko no more, and Twitter is not happy Monday 16 November 2015 EastEnders’ star Jake Wood has revealed he has been axed from a US voiceover role after 10 years in the … Continue reading

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IndyCar driver Justin Wilson in coma after wreck at Pocono

Reblogged from http://wlfi.com/2015/08/23/justin-wilson-airlifted-from-indycar-race-at-pocono/ Our thoughts and prayers go out to Justin Wilson and his family, friends and colleagues in this difficult time.  Colin LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was airlifted from Pocono Raceway on Sunday after … Continue reading

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