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Who Puts the Pride into Britain?

From Union Jack suits to Union Jack evening dresses, the Pride of Britain Awards inspires the most patriotic among us. Celebrities take a back seat to some truly remarkable individuals from all walks of life. Young and old, these people put most of us to shame with their courage and bravery. Stories of amazing selflessness and kindness, mixed with heart rending tragedy and suffering, make for one of the most humbling nights. This Autumn, comes the Twelfth annual Pride of Britain Awards. A very special awards ceremony dedicated to recognizing... Read More

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Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary

2010 celebrates the 70th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain, a critical turning point of World War II and the first battle ever fought by air forces alone. Across the UK there will be celebrations of this incredible victory. Don’t be afraid to show your patriotism and celebrate veterans by donning your favourite union jack scarves, union jack bowlers, or even waving an RAF ensign flag. You can even grow your very own wing commanders moustache, purchase a commemorative edition 70th Anniversary Battle of Britain flag, or take your inflatable... Read More

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Easy Fish and Chips Recipe

It is no surprise that the favourite take away food in the UK is traditional fish and chips. With its crisp and crunchy batter, mild fish flavour and accompanying golden fried potatoes, what could be more satisfying? Fish and chips became popular in the UK in the early 1800s as an inexpensive food for the working class. Today, the average price for fish and chips is £6. But fish and chips is not just for the working class. A celebrity owned pub in London boasts a meal of fish and... Read More

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Interesting facts about Great Britain

Are you heading out to the UK this summer? If not, then I recommend you go. Say goodbye to Uncle Sam and visit the home of the Queen. If you don’t like the Queen, here a few things you will enjoy. 1. Great Britain offers the real English language. Forget going to the bathroom and instead head out to the loo. Discover the proper, sophisticated language that outshines American slang. The British accent is also always fun to witness firsthand as well. 2. The UK is the home of Queen... Read More

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7 Reasons Why Americans Love Great Britain

Are you heading out to the UK this summer? If not, then I recommend you go. Say goodbye to Uncle Sam and visit the home of the Queen. If you don’t like the Queen, here a few things you will enjoy. 1. Great Britain offers the real English language. Forget going to the bathroom and instead head out to the loo. Discover the proper, sophisticated language that outshines American slang. The British accent is also always fun to witness firsthand as well. 2. The UK is the home of Queen... Read More

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Good Things About Great Britain

Are you heading out to the UK this summer? If not, then I recommend you go. Say goodbye to Uncle Sam and visit the home of the Queen. If you don’t like the Queen, here a few things you will enjoy. 1. Great Britain offers the real English language. Forget going to the bathroom and instead head out to the loo. Discover the proper, sophisticated language that outshines American slang. The British accent is also always fun to witness firsthand as well. 2. The UK is the home of Queen... Read More

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Wimbledon Tennis Tournament 2010

There is the Australian Open, Monty Carlo, French Open, and then there is Wimbledon. While each tournament has its own significance, Wimbledon stands alone in its prestige. This is the one place in tennis where anything could happen. The epic 2008 final showdown match between Nadal and Federer lasted for over five hours. Therefore, you need to be prepared if history is to repeat itself. Here are some of the essentials preparations for watching tennis at Wimbledon, including some staple essentials, like a Union Jack hand flag, for showing your... Read More

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World Cup Face Painting Ideas

There is nothing better to do than relax with the family and catch a world cup game on the television to get everyone together to enjoy a nice day of competitive sports. Another way to take the excitement to the next level is to get the kids more involved with their favourite teams and players. A good one to prepare them for a nice day of watching the world cup is to help them paint their faces and turn it into a family arts and crafts activity. Whether you are... Read More

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Make Your Own Vuvuzela

The sound of the Vuvuzela, now made famous by the ongoing 2010 World Cup is the must have item for football supporters this summer. As fun as the Vuvuzela is, there have been complaints that it is too loud, too distracting for players and commentators alike and an overall nuisance. So much so that FIFA had a meeting about it, and ruled in favour of the African Horn. Love it or hate it, it is definitely a unique yet fascinating instrument. Background The traditional Vuvuzela was made of tin, but... Read More

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How to Cook the Perfect Fry-Up

We hope you came hungry, for this Full English (or Full Monty) is going to leave you well-fed and throwing your diet out the window. We English know how to cook up quite the spread for your morning meal. We’ll have none of that cereal and milk or butter and toast stuff. We’d like to share some insider information about cooking the perfect Full English which will satisfy the most ravenous of guests. Shall we get started? The Full Monty, as we often call this meal, usually consists of bacon,... Read More