Monthly Archives: October 2011

Girls Now Equal In Royal Succession

Finally! Yesterday, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, it was announced that the decision was been taken that from now on, girls will be equal to boys in the succession. Previously, boys would succeed before their older … Continue reading

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Kind Of Awesome: Hilarious Royal Navy Slang

Rick Jolly OBE, a former Surgeon Captain in the Royal Navy, is releasing a book of the various Royal Navy slang he’s heard over the years. The BBC website’s Today programme page did a piece on it and some of … Continue reading

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Official Worldwide Truce For 2012 Olympics

I had no idea the concept of a truce during the Olympics existed in the modern Games, but apparently it does. Through a herculean effort, British diplomats have persuaded every country in the world to agree to a truce during … Continue reading

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Skydiving – Challenge Complete

As I posted last week, today was the big day. Skydiving. Five friends and I, along with a couple of spectators, turned up at the Hinton Skydiving Centre near Banbury for a tandem skydive. I thought the weather seemed fine, … Continue reading

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Kind of Awesome: Fancy Playing Golf On A Shark-Infested Course?

A friend at work sent me an email to this news story today, and the link was possibly the most intriguing I’ve ever read: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/killer-sharks-invade-golf-course-oz-012405533.html. Killer sharks? Golf course? What is this craziness? A few years ago, a group of … Continue reading

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1 Week Today – Skydiving

This time next week, I’ll (hopefully) be celebrating having thrown myself out of a plane at 12,000 feet. I’ve always wanted to go skydiving and it’s one to tick off the bucket list! I’m excited at the moment but I … Continue reading

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Gig Review: The Civil Wars at Union Chapel, Islington

The Civil Wars, a set on Flickr. The Civil Wars are an American duo who have supported Adele on both her US and UK tours. She’s even called them the best live band she’s ever seen. I first heard about … Continue reading

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