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One ha’penny, two ha’penny, hot cross buns!

Hot Cross Buns are one of those delicious treats that you can have at Easter.  Until just a few years ago, they could only be found within a week or two of Easter but these days hundreds of millions are … Continue reading

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Queuing by the numbers

There are few things more British than queuing or Standing In Line as it is called in some places.  It’s often said that we will stand behind a queue of one and I’ve seen that quite a few times. It’s … Continue reading

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8 Myths About Christmas Debunked

With 2,000 years of history behind it, Christmas has a lot of historical myths and baggage attached, both good and bad.  Now seems as good as time as ever to take a brief look at some of them. 1 Coca-Cola designed … Continue reading

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12th Night – Christmas isn’t over yet!

You might not realise it but today (or indeed yesterday depending on your calendar) is 12th night. In my street most of the Christmas decorations have been taken down with people and you could be forgiven for thinking Christmas is … Continue reading

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2013 Annual Cheese-Rolling Race!

This past Bank-Holiday Monday saw the weird and wonderful calendar of oddball traditions and activities in Britain move to Coopers Hill in Gloucestershire.  Though the world media concentrates on sporting events such as Wimbledon, Badminton Horse Trials, Sailing, Formula 1 … Continue reading

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The State Opening of Parliament and the Official Role of The Queen

Wednesday saw the annual State Opening of Parliament centred around the Queens Speech.  It is perhaps the key moment for the Queen in political life and in it she explains of the coming policies and proposed laws for the future … Continue reading

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