Category Archives: Video

On this day in UK History.

On this day in 1990, Margaret Thatcher made her last speech outside 10 Downing Street following her resignation as Prime Minister. A sad day.   Like or hate her, I believe she was good for Great Britain.  But unfortunately towards … Continue reading

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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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Music Spot for Tuesday.

The Pogues and ‘Tuesday Morning‘;

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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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On this day in UK History.

On this day in 1915, ‘Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag’, the famous First World War song, was published, by Felix Powell and George Asaf, who were really two brothers from Wales. And………….here it is:

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My Blackberry isn’t working! With the ‘The One Ronnie’.

‘The Two Ronnies’ created a comedy sketch called “Four Candles” which was posted earlier this week.  Sadly, Ronnie Barker died in 2005.  Ronnie Corbett the other partner of the duo still continues to make people laugh. This is an updated … Continue reading

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Comedy keeps learning interesting.

Similarly with songs.  Learning should be interesting and not boring.  Comedy is another way of keeping learners interested. This video clip has to be one of the funniest and most used in teaching.  It’s about getting the right message across. … Continue reading

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A song for Monday.

Tegan and Sara.  Must admit I’d never heard of them before.  But……it’s Monday, Monday, Monday!  

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Idioms and a Music Spot, together!

‘I’m getting on a bit’, means I am getting older.  Not as young as I once was. ‘You’re only as old as you feel’ or, ‘You’re only as young as you feel’, means although you maybe getting older in years … Continue reading

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From Food and Drink. To Music!

Another song from the musical, ‘Les Miserables‘.  Another favourite.

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