Category Archives: Improving English speaking

On this day in UK History.

Do you really want to know about this one?  On this day in 2010, saw Conservative David Cameron‘s arrival in Downing Street as Prime Minister of a coalition government, marking the end of 13 years of Labour rule, with Liberal Democrat … Continue reading

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What’s happening?

Well without stating the obvious.  It has been a long time for me not posting.  But to be fair I have been busy.  Busy?  Yes.  January was spent partly in the UK.  Drove back, well drove from Bilbao after a … Continue reading

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Music Spot for Thursday.

Late……because I had internet problems. Donovan with ‘Jersey Thursday’.  Lyrics can be obtained by clicking the link below the video.

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Music Spot for Wednesday.

Wednesday’s and Thursday’s are proving difficult to find what I would call a decent record and with lyrics.  But we will persevere. BUT……..I did find this one.  Unfortunately without lyrics!  It’s from the BBC ……well……….CBBC (LOL-Loads of Laughs) Happy Wednesday!

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On this day in UK History.

On this day in 1967, President de Gaulle said ‘Non’ (No) to British entry into the Common Market. Interesting…………….some people think we should never have entered it anyway?

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Music Spot for Tuesday.

The Pogues and ‘Tuesday Morning‘;

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On this day in UK History.

On this day in 1983, the Brinks Mat security warehouse at London’s Heathrow Airport was robbed of £25 million worth of gold bars weighing three tons.  The gang gained entry to the warehouse from an insider security guard called Anthony … Continue reading

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Music Spot for Monday.

Thought I’d continue the days of the week theme. From the Mamas & The Papas;  ‘Monday, Monday‘ Have a nice day!

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Music Spot for Sunday. That’s all the days of the week!

The lovely (Debbie Harry) from Blondie, and ‘Sunday Girl‘:

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On this day in UK History. With an additional Music Spot!

On this day in 1984, Band Aid created by Bob Geldoff and Midge Ure, rock stars gathered at Studios in London to record ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas‘, to aid famine relief in Ethiopia.  It has raised millions of pounds for … Continue reading

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