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Just in case it rains on 15th July this year

15th July has a rhyme: St Swithin’s Day, if it does rain; Full forty days, it will remain; St Swithin’s Day, if it be fair; 316 more words

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Today sees the start of Kingsbridge Fair Week down in Devon

Kingsbridge Town in Devon was granted a charter in 1461 to hold a fair.  The Glove Ceremony is still observed – it’s a white glove and is displayed to indicate an amnesty from prosecution for minor offenses committed during the fair – and precedes the picturesque Floral Dance through the main shopping street.  333 more words


An event that will not happen this year

The Order of the Garter is the most senior, and oldest, British Order of Chivalry.  It  was founded by Edward III in 1348 and consists of the King and twenty-five knights to be reserved as the highest reward for loyalty and for military merit. 660 more words

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Afternoon Tea at Venus Sophia

My busy lifestyle relaxes and eases toward bliss––every time I experience Afternoon Tea. An English tradition customarily savored in the mid-afternoon, there’s something to be said for slowing the pace of one’s life to sip tea, partake of dainty finger sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream if you’re lucky, and delicate squares served on three-tiered porcelain plates. 155 more words

Afternoon Delight

When we embrace English LANGUAGE should we embrace English CULTURE too?

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I’m personally not English but I’m a native speaker. At our school we have 12 teachers of which only 2 are English however everyone is a native speaker. 292 more words