The Great Willy of Berkhamsted

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on The Great Willy of Berkhamsted

  One of my favourite places the historic town of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire where the Saxon Kings surrendered to William, Duke of Normandy, in 1066 is getting plenty of publicity for all the wrong reasons.  A new map that aims to draw tourists into Berkhamsted has made the town look like a gigantic phallus. The news […]

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Gypsies Big Fat Neighbour

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Gypsies Big Fat Neighbour

Shocking news in The Bucks Herald for all law abiding folk resting in the safety of their own homes. Gypsies who have set up home in the Buckinghamshire village where Tony Blair lives are having action taken against them by the district council. Members of the gypsy community are believed to have bought land in […]

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The Poppy and the longing for Peace

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 in Britain | one comment

100 years after Britain entered (or was it stumbled) into World War 1 on the 4th August 1914 some have criticised The Eagle for tweeting (@theskibeagle) the picture from the Tower of London of the poppies commemorating the British Dead. There will be a total of 888,246 poppies planted, with each flower representing a British […]

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The In-Glorious 12th July in Glasgow

Posted on Jul 12, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on The In-Glorious 12th July in Glasgow

Last weekend eighteen people were arrested at the annual County Grand Orange Order parade in Glasgow, comonly known as the “Orange Walk”. Around 4500 marchers and 4000 spectators took part in the event. Police said that the arrests related to disorder, drinking in public and minor offences. The force had warned that sectarian behaviour and […]

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Stoke Mandeville, Poppa and The Paralympic Games

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 in Britain | one comment

As the Olympics finished in Beijing the focus turned to what is probably the more remarkable part of the Olympics, the Paralympic Games. The world thrilled at the sportsmanship, sacrifice and frequently the agony of the athletes taking part in the Olympics. Imagine then what it must be like to be a disabled athlete, in […]

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Summer Solstice – when the Sun stands still

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Summer Solstice – when the Sun stands still

The summer solstice is set to take place this weekend, marking the first day of the summer season in the northern hemisphere with the longest hours of daylight. On Saturday 21 June, the annual solstice occurs when the sun’s zenith is at its furthest point from the equator. At this time, the sun reaches its […]

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A most remarkable man at 105 – Sir Nicholas Winton

Posted on May 29, 2014 in Britain | one comment

Perhaps the most remarkable man living in Britain today Sir Nicholas Winton on the 19th May celebrated his  105th birthday party at the Czech embassy in London. The guests at the party were the offspring of 669 children – mostly Jewish – rescued by Winton from almost certain death in the months before the second […]

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Springtime in the Chilterns

Posted on May 16, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Springtime in the Chilterns

Wandering through carpets of bluebells last weekend in glorious Wendover Woods last Sunday reaffirmed that Spring is special. But perhaps it is that it is that extra bit special in the Chiltern Hills, that designated Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) which arcs North- West of London and contains leafy beech topped hills, sheltered valleys […]

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Hello there Dolly! Happy Birthday Dolly!

Posted on Apr 24, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on Hello there Dolly! Happy Birthday Dolly!

A good old traditional knees up was held locally near The Eagle’s Nest at the weekend in our local village of Wendover as Dolly Saville celebrated her 100th Birthday but more importantly is still serving London Pride to us thirsty locals!  A Buckinghamshire inn has held a party to mark the 100th birthday of a barmaid […]

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By George it’s that Day again!

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Britain | Comments Off on By George it’s that Day again!

By George it is that Day again – St. George’s Day the Patron Saint of England (and many other places) and a great slayer of a non-existent animal, a Dragon. Worry not, if you do see a dragon today think of St. George by helping her cross the road! The 23rd of April is St. Georges’s […]

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