Category Archives: Cool Britannia

Posts predominantly related to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Queen homes in on being the longest serving monarch in history

Last week Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  became the fourth longest-serving monarch today, surpassing legendary Mayan ruler Pakal the Great. The Queen has surpassed  K’inich Janaab Pakal who ruled the Mayan city state of Palenque for 68 years and 33 days before … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus and me

Like almost everyone else, I’ve been watching the Coronavirus do its stuff from the last weeks of 2019 up to the present day and even though I don’t yet have it; it has affected me quite badly. As a tour … Continue reading

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The secret green huts of London

They are an icon of London; not as famous as those famous red symbols such a telephone boxes, post boxes, double decker buses or soldiers on guard and they are certainly less common than the iconic London black taxis but … Continue reading

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Dark Sugars – The Best Hot Chocolate in London

I hate coffee, I don’t even like the smell of it.  I love tea but it’s not quite the same having Soya Milk rather than Cows Milk and even when I could drink cow juice, I still got sick of … Continue reading

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War-Time Panic And The British Pet Massacre Of 1939.

There are many things that Britons have been labelled.  Napoleon said we were a nation of shopkeepers, he likely meant it as an insult.  We’re also famously a nation of gardeners and compared to most others, animal lovers.  Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Mind The Gap – Someone pushed me under a London Underground Train!

If not your worst nightmare, it’s probably one that ranks near the very top of the worst nightmare list but on Friday morning, I got pushed and fell down the gap between a London Underground tube train and the platform. … Continue reading

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Crop Circles, Tornados and Aliens oh my!

Last week I was looking for a neolithic burial tomb and some ancient stones on Googlemaps.  There are thousands of such places but most people only seem to know of Stonehenge. Whilst I was looking for my tomb and amongst … Continue reading

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