Tag Archives: United Kingdom

How to Secede in Life

The Royals Who Choose Love Over Duty As soon as Prince Harry started dating Meghan Markle, in 2016, I saw a parallel to what happened in 1936, when King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne in order to be with … Continue reading

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It’s Pantomime Season, Again

And the Men with Big Hair are Dressing Up as Dames. Nothing further needs to be said.

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“I’d Rather Be Dead in a Ditch”

Boris Johnson I know that I’ve said this many times before, but, be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. When asked, yesterday, about requesting a further delay of Brexit of three more months, Johnson uttered the … Continue reading

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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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