Tag Archives: United Kingdom

Searching for Hidden Treasure

Detectorists (Series 3) For those of you who haven’t seen this television program, it’s about metal detecting, and looking for gold, but it’s so much more than that. This show is a sleeper. If you have ever lived in the … Continue reading

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It’s Just a Blimp in History

Trump Baby Blimp Flying High in London, Again Maybe we’re missing the point… Maybe this mockery of Trump will backfire… Maybe we’re all playing right into his manipulative hands. Someone posted an image of the blimp from behind, and made … Continue reading

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Is This the Most Iconic Pub in the World?

Rovers Return Inn (Coronation Street) There cannot be many people in the English-speaking world who do not recognize this pub. I’ve been back in Canada from living in the UK for 12 years now, and because the Stanley Cup playoffs … Continue reading

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Telling It Like It Was: 70’s Sitcoms

  Live! All in the Family & The Jeffersons Last night’s live event on ABC was a project from Jimmy Kimmel which was inspired by live musicals. Two episodes from these TV shows were performed word-for-word from the original scripts. … Continue reading

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The New 7th in Line to the British Throne

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor This young Earl is the first royal with mixed (American) blood in recent history. Here’s his chart, based on the rumoured birth in London, not Frogmore Cottage in the Windsor Castle grounds. So, only one inconjunct, but … Continue reading

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A Feminist Before It Was Fashionable

Anne Boleyn On this day in history in 1536, Anne Boleyn was arrested for high treason, and confined to the Tower of London. The trumped-up charge of adultery was just an excuse to get her out of the way, so … Continue reading

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First the Plague, Then a Fire (1665-1666)

The Great Plague of London 1665 The rats came to England from Europe on Dutch ships and their fleas brought the bubonic plague with them. This wasn’t the first time that the Black Death had killed people in Europe and … Continue reading

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