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  1. I did know this, as I know a couple of the singers there. Summer 2019 they had a helter skelter in the cathedral: https://www.cathedral.org.uk/about/news/detail/2019/08/10/seeing-it-differently
  2. I never said either was wrong - just different.
  3. But also in military lingo, many Brits find it odd that Americans pronounce lieutenant as lootenant, which is how it's spelled!
  4. Mischievous. Probably because no-one knows how to spell it either.
  5. After 16 years, we still have a quite a lot of wedding presents in use (we got 2 Scrabble sets IIRC!) but the most surprising one has to be the bread maker, which as made at least one loaf a week since my uncle and aunt bought it for us. It's showing a few signs of wear, but really still going strong. We also have a few hand-me-down towels from my parents that were *their* wedding presents 47 years ago! They're in our not-best-but-not-rags-yet pile of towels.
  6. I think that's two separate courses for dinner - fish and veg followed by pancakes!
  7. The interesting thing is that Facebook know it's an offensive word, and potentially flags it up to users as being offensive. I just came across this article: Facebook apologises for flagging Plymouth Hoe as offensive term (Sorry for the huge font!) Quotation from the article: One Facebook user claimed they had their comment removed on several occasions and added: “Now I am writing Oe.” Another said: “Someone asked me where I swam in Plymouth and I replied “Plymouth H O E. I got told off for bad language and could not comment for two days.” A third added that when she mentioned the Hoe, she received a message: “Are you sure you want to post this, it may be deemed offensive to some?”
  8. She really did win the popular vote, just not the electoral college.
  9. Are you able to take this medication with food, or is it supposed to be on an empty stomach? We taught my little sister to swallow pills starting with ones you could take at meal time, and she would chew up a mouthful of cookie, then pop the pill in and swallow the lot. Might be worth trying?
  10. Or even more! I have 6 (two top each side, one bottom each side).
  11. Our stockings are hung by the fireplace so once the kids have been in bed for half an hour or so, I can deal with them and we can go to bed! Much easier than if they are in bedrooms 😉
  12. My fairly petite 11 year old (who has, nevertheless, grown a lot in 2020) is 4' 6".
  13. Mine got phones at 8, because that's the age we let them walk themselves to local activities (music lessons, swimming lessons etc.) I felt they needed a phone to be able to call me - when I was that age I used public payphones, but those really don't exist here any more. They haven't often needed them, but it gives me peace of mind. And when my DD caught the bus to dance class aged 10 it was super useful.
  14. I have 6 wisdom teeth! Two on top, one below on each side. The lower ones are slightly impacted, but none of them cause me any problems, and I can clean them just fine. My dentist is of the opinion that they can stay unless and until they cause a problem, no point yanking them out for the fun of it.
  15. I like to serve with cheesy baked croutons, following this recipe: https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/international/european/french/french-onion-soup
  16. My kids requested watching "A Muppet Christmas Carol" tomorrow so they can sing the song about "only one more sleeping till Christmas"! Firm favourite at our house. Though we also watched "The Snowman" and the sequel the other day. "The Snowman" was a favourite of my childhood - it came out the year I was born.
  17. We've just received today a short ballet barre for DD. Ordered from a Germany company, and shipped from Poland to the UK. It also came in a rather long thin box!
  18. We had to do it in flood conditions! The water treatment works flooded, so we had no running water. Since "flushing" required getting a bucket of water from the water butt in the garden you didn't flush unless truly necessary.
  19. You just mow it in lines! The mower slightly flattens the grass in the direction of travel so if you go up and back you get stripes. We even get a small stripe effect when DH mows our lawns at home.
  20. I actually do have a family tiara I wore at my wedding! I don't think I'll watch though, in case I wore it wrong. (I thought it looked lovely.) It'll live in the bank safe deposit box until the next family wedding.
  21. In the UK I think most schools have a "Head Teacher" now. There are definitely schools that still use Headmistress though.
  22. Here in the UK supermarket plastic bags are almost square; I fold them in half repeatedly one way then the other, until they are about 2 x 4 inches, and stick an elastic band around them.
  23. Me three! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who misread that! Where I live in the UK most parades are military, so garbage trucks in them would be very weird.
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