And British poverty
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery…….if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”
But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot……they “didn’t have a pot to piss in” & were the lowest of the low
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn’t just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:
Most people got married in June because they took their
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The crazy politics surrounding Islam
A recent controversy that has come to the fore primarily on European beaches is that of Muslim women dressed in a head to toe burkini. Sadiq Khan is banning bikini ads in London and replacing them with Islamic propaganda. Some French people have been outraged enough to get a court order banning such apparel on public beaches, however a higher court overturned that decision. So what is it about the burkini?
The burkini is worn by Muslim women who under Islamic law have very few rights and freedoms. In totalitarian Islamic societies, a camel has more rights than a woman who cannot leave the house without her
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A trading and tourist hub
Big Ben and the houses of parliament
With a population of eight million, London is the seat of the British parliament and a major centre for modern culture and capitalism. If you have ever played the board game of monopoly, you will be familiar with many of the place names.
London is a great destination with many places of interest including Buckingham Palace, the museums, Tower of London, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Barnsbury Park and Westminster Abbey.
Mid summer (July and August) is the best time to visit as the weather is generally warm and settled, however accommodation can be scarce and prices higher. The popular attractions are often crowded with long lines
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The UK’s south coast
With interesting things like a palace and a collapsing pier, Brighton is a lively and captivating city. In between drag shows and shopping, there is always time for some interesting sight seeing. The Regency Pavilion, collapsing pier, other pier, gay scene, drug scene and drag scene, are what Brighton is famous for. It is known to be an interesting and pleasurable place to visit, and live. It claims itself to be “most enchanting, exciting, extraordinary seaside city in Britain”. This is a pretty bold statement, but is actually true.
With 250,000 people living here, Brighton is big enough to be cool but small enough to have a real flavour about the place. It is known as
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The British Penny: European Union Directive No. 456179
In order to bring about further integration with the single European currency, the Euro, all citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland must be made aware that the phrase “Spending a Penny” is not to be used after 30 April 2015.
From this date onwards, the correct term will be: “Euronating”.
It is hoped that this will be a great relief to everyone.
If you have any questions, just give me a tinkle!
In for a penny, in for a pound – to take a risk
A remote retreat
Hamilton Bay Bahamas by Exist
Pack your Bermuda shorts and head 1500 km (1000 miles) off the Florida coast, 1250 kms (750 miles) from Philadelphia and over 5,500 kms (3500 miles) from London to this remote island getaway.
Bermuda is a popular sub tropical resort destination. The rich and famous enjoy the island as a retreat and it has a romantic ambience making it a good honeymoon destination, but it’s also a popular stop for cruise liners.
A British administered territory and one they didn’t steal off anyone, Bermuda is perhaps more renowned as being the apex of the Bermuda Triangle, a mysterious region where ships and planes
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A guys guide
By Jasmin Lee (2004)
London, the greatest city in the world? Some argue so. This city has around 7 and a half million inhabitants, and 11 months of the year has grey and rainy weather. It is a very cosmopolitan place, and is the largest city in England, as well as being the capital of the United Kingdom. As far as sexual services go, London seems to cater for everything but also leaves a lot to be desired. England is slowly catchingup to the twenty first century, and the liberal views on sex that the rest of the world is starting to enjoy.
The different areas of London are all flavoured differently and because London is so
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A girls guide to pleasure
Behind the stiff upper lips and the British reserve, the people have a strong addiction to sex, booze and other drugs. London city is rife with pimps, cheats, whores and con artists.
The rules of the game apply world wide and if you’re nice looking girl, it’s very easy to get picked up but also you’re likely to end up getting robbed so it’s good to have some back up or a plan to stay safe. But if you’re a single girl and a stranger in town looking for fun, you need to be streetwise.
In some ways things are better now with smart phones so when a guy picks you up and it’s really
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The Walled City
St Erasmus Chapel
The huge stone wall around this small city was built by the Romans back in the day. It was to keep the English and Irish out, but as we can see, they didn’t succeed for too long. With over 2000 years of history, the city has a lot to offer the interested historian. The walk around the city on top of the wall is interesting and definitely a different kind of wander, with this wall being the most complete city wall in England. The Roman amphitheatre, on the way to the river, was thought to be one of the largest outside of Rome in its heyday.
The county of Cheshire has just over
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Cornwall is not England!
Penzance street scene
By Jessica Lloyd
Back in ye days of olde, Cornwall was its own entity run by its own kingdom, much like Wales or Scotland. In fact, there are records that show Cornwall existed before England did, in an official capacity. The first Queen Elizabeth was known to have accepted Cornwall as its own place, but somewhere along the line with no official warning or in fact, any official anything Cornwall just ‘became’ part of England.
This is thought to have occurred when a map drawn up by the English didn’t separate Cornwall. Any Cornish person will argue until the cows come home that Cornwall is not England. And they are quite correct,
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