Category Archives: Culture

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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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Cheers to pub signs!

As we near the darkest and coldest nights in the U.K. many of us will be spending at least some times in pubs.   This would have been even more the case in years gone by.   There have been … Continue reading

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Are pubs making a comeback?

Most people around the world know that British pubs are a national institution but from 2001 to 2018, 25% of our pubs closed due to the changing nature of our societies, work-life patterns, availability of cheaper drinks elsewhere and other … Continue reading

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A Grotesque Gift – The difference between a gargoyle and a grotesque!

As I write this, yesterday I received a mysterious box from Oxford University and for a split second I wondered what it might be but then I realised it must certainly be a gift from my tourist friend Lorraine in … Continue reading

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Paying homage at the tomb of the Venerable Bede

If like myself you have anything like a passing history in old Anglo-Saxon history or even history itself, the works of Bede are something to behold. I always find it a bit boring I suppose that so many people think … Continue reading

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Open House London

Open House London has long been my favourite cultural event in London each year, despite the fact I’ve always been busy working and never got to enjoy the fun myself but it is the concept of it that I love … Continue reading

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An example of how English has changed over 1200 years.

I found this poster earlier today and thought it was well worth sharing.  The text contains a brief passage of one of the most famous Psalms and I think gives a wonderful insight to how language changes. I really don’t … Continue reading

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