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Talking through his hat - if he had one

Every year two events take place, which on the surface bear a passing resemblance to each other.

In a country that prides itself on it’s no nonsense, get-it-done ethos and professes little time for ritual trappings, pomp and ceremony, a man stands up to deliver a speech outlining his lofty ideals and proposals for the coming legislative year. 206 more words

General Ramblings

Reconciliation is the peaceful end to conflict - Queen Elizabeth Speech 2014

In the Queens broadcast to the nation on Christmas Day, she focused on the importance of reconciliation and referred to when countries came together in August to remember the First World War. 325 more words

Royal News

Oh, sweet memory! On the Christmas Truce, by CJ Leffler

Did you know that, on Christmas Day 100 years ago, across the trenches of the First World War there were numerous brief truces in which British and German troops met in No Man’s Land? 880 more words


Day 86 - December 25th - Christmas!

It’s been a bit of a marathon: croissants for breakfast with the Johnson grandparents, off to grandma Hilditch’s for tea and a mince pie (mine of course), then off to my uncle’s with grandma in tow for (lovely, vegetarian-friendly) lunch. 24 more words

Wye The Flute?

Queen's Speech: reconciliation & truce

In her Christmas broadcast today, the Queen mentioned not only the Christmas Truce during WWI, but also the ancient Olympic Truce, which was the inspiration for the London Peace Network. 83 more words

Olympic Truce

Queen Sends Message Of Reconciliation

The Queen sent out a message of Reconciliation. In her annual Christmas speech the Queen sent out a message of Reconciliation between people.

Yay it’s the annual Christmas Speech. 184 more words


The Queen's Speech: 1964

The Queen’s speech in 1964 focused on the Commonwealth, the challenges faced by many developing countries and the need of young people to assume the responsibility for creating the new world. 203 more words

50 Years Ago