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A humorous look at everyday things that happen to everday people

 
Old VarietiesOld Varieties

This site has been set up to celebrate and feature the heritage of Britain&...

 
Separated by a Common LanguageSeparated by a Common Language

Observations on British and American English by an American linguist living...

 
Art and Architecture, mainlyArt and Architecture, mainly

The fine arts, decorative arts and architecture of Europe, North America an...

 


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The company Fred Walker & Co. was best known for creating Vegemite, a breakfast product that went on to become an “Australian cultural icon”. I am normally a bit wary of that expression. But I know that as soon as the men came home from WW2 a...

Marcel Breuer 1902-81 was born in Pecs, Hungary in 1902, son of a phys­ician. In 1920, when he was looking for a university, Breuer received a scholarship to study art in Vienna but disliked the Art Academy there. He started working in the studio of...

Olive oil is a kitchen staple, used for everything from cooking up veggies to delicately dipping pieces of bread. It’s also becoming a more expensive staple due to weather in olive-growing countries Spain, Italy, and Greece. Hot weather, fruit flie...

A friend who grew up in Bristol once told me he never watched Skins because, as a teenager, he’d already lived it. The evolving story of a ragamuffin teen crew bopping around a middle-class English city, attending raves more frequently than college...

Alexander MacKinnon thought it would be "my word against hers" after he directed racial abuse at Sanaa Shahid on a train out of London—the sneering solicitor said she shouldn't be in the country, let alone first class. Unfortunately for him, he...

"He can lead a protest. I'm leading a country." The post Watch British PM Theresa May Drop the Mic on Parliament Trump Opponents appeared first on RedState.

Inspired by the blog bookaddiction, I thought I better familiarise myself with the story of a relatively unknown Kennedy. The book review analysed The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth, written by by Paula...