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November 30 ~ St. Andrew's Day

Who was Saint Andrew ? Despite what many may think, St. Andrew, who is the patron saint of Scotland, did not live and work in that country. 583 more words

British History

Trip Post #5: York

This is the second to last trip post; aren’t you so sad it’s almost over??

So. We took the train from London to York, checked into our hotel, and visited Clifford’s Tower, an old fortress-castle thing. 679 more words

The Stonehenge and Cotswolds Countryside

The Stonehenge was something I was very keen on seeing in person since the moment I knew I would be living in England for six months. 874 more words


Davis Cup: we are the champions!

Well. We only went and won the Davis Cup.

Just to put this in perspective, six years ago Great Britain were in danger of being relegated to the very bottom group of the annual tennis world championship, after a humiliating defeat in Lithuania (and yes, it really was humiliating – I was one of the British fans who put their heads down and scurried out of the arena while the home fans celebrated). 542 more words

Happy Things

London East End - Oranges and Lemons

Here comes a candle to light you to bed
And here comes a chopper to chop off your head!

This English nursery rhyme is part of the famous novel 1984 by George Orwell.

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