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Best of British

I was so happy with this photo i took in my local grocery store! (silly, i know) Anyway i just wanted to express to you guys how important i think it is to support your local grocery stores and markets. 258 more words


Our Mother Tongue (4)

Russia has Pushkin.

Germany has Brecht.

France has… I haven’t a clue…

England has Shakespeare.  Shakespeare invented lots of words, eg assassin, bump, even the word “elbow” (cf: German: “Elbogen”). 29 more words

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Don't be naughty

I’m a linguist.  I love learning about things like:

  • The Great Vowel Shift
  • Why is English spelling so hard?
    • Bough, cough, dough, rough, tough etc…
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Organic Life

On a cold, damp poorly weekend, its good to know my kitchen is full of organic fruit and British grown apples to snack on. How colourful and delicious does this fruit bowl look! 119 more words

Close your curtains

The Dutch are said to be very Calvinistic.  At least, I guess, the Protestant Dutch are.   One sign of their Calvinistic nature is the fact that, allegedly, the Dutch don’t have curtains.  316 more words


Rice and Vegetable Casserole

Rice  And  Vegetable Casserole

A perfect British dish. In one of my trips to London, I learnt this recipe . A one pot dish, very, very satisfying. 564 more words

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A Christmas Tale

So, another year since the last carol service.  Time flies by… and other cliches.

Yesterday evening we staged our Carols by Candlelight service.

  • About 10 zillion candelas of tealights around the church.
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