Category Archives: Photographs

On this day in UK History. It’s St. Andrews Day!

Saint Andrew’s Day is the feast day of St. Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scotland.  Celebrated on 30th November in Scotland.  It is celebrated in other parts of the world too. Happy St. Andrew’s Day!

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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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Battle of Britain. It wasn’t just British that won the war!

Today, a friend sent me a collection of paintings depicting the ‘Battle of Britain’.  This prompted me to write this tribute to ‘The Few‘, that if it had not been for, some or most of us may not have been … Continue reading

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Music Spot for Saturday!

Elton John and ‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting‘:

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Teatime…..Dinner time….Evening meal. Not forgetting…..Suppertime! Depends where you live. UK History, Customs and Culture.

Well.  You have seen what the typical breakfast, ‘elevenses’, Lunch and afternoon tea consist of. Now comes Evening Meal, ‘Dinnertime’ or ‘Teatime ‘.  Depends what part of the UK you live in as to the correct terminology, as in some areas ‘Dinnertime’ … Continue reading

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On this day in UK History.

On this day in 1958, (the year I was born!) work began on the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland. It was the longest suspension bridge outside the United States and the fourth-largest in the world at the time of its … Continue reading

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Anyone for Afternoon tea? UK History, Customs and Culture.

I don’t know where they found the time to do anything else?  So, from Lunchtime.  In years gone by in the UK, some people, more often the wealthy would have ‘afternoon tea‘.  This would be around 4pm.  There were many … Continue reading

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Let us get back on track! Typical Lunch in the UK. UK History, Customs and Culture.

Things have changed a great deal in the UK over the years with regard to eating habits.  British people eat more like their European partners to an extent.  Typically, they would have Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Evening meal).  As mentioned … Continue reading

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Sets you up for the Day! Breakfast! UK, History, Customs and Culture.

They say in Britain, the most important meal of the day is……….  Breakfast.  It supposedly, ‘sets you up’ for the day.  ‘A Full English‘………….or ‘British breakfast‘. ‘Sets you up for the day’ basically means, giving you the nourishment to see you … Continue reading

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When learning…..your mind should be like a parachute!

“Open your mind like a parachute………………………….”

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