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A victory for Pastafarians

This was in yesterday’s i newspaper, and shows Britain does not hold a world monopoly on quirkiness:

“A US woman has won the right to wear a colander on her driver’s licence photo, in accordance with her beliefs as a Pastafarian. 34 more words


Are You Local?

This is something that is becoming something of an issue as more of us live away from our places of birth. When I first came to the UK I met a woman in a small village in Kent who had never been to London – too dangerous, and only a few trips to Tunbridge Wells less than 10 miles away because she didn’t need to. 357 more words

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Child Soldiers

I sometimes wonder if archaeologists will ever run out of work in Britain. It seems incredible there are still significant discoveries being made, but then, there is a lot of history here. 217 more words

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A Lone Texan in Stalag Luft III

Last week died Flight Lieutenant Paul Royle, the last but one surviving escapees of the prison made famous by the film The great Escape. 

According to his son, he hated the film, as he claimed there were no Americans there. 107 more words

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