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    It is the lead story every day here as more and...

    It is the lead story every day here as more and more tower blocks are listed as having sub-standard cladding.
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    I had to transit through King's Cross Station in...

    I had to transit through King's Cross Station in London yesterday. My sister (here on a surprise visit from Australia) asked what all the people in Hogwart's uniforms were doing. I explained they...
  3. G'day, from the Mother country!

    G'day, from the Mother country!
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    I swear by my Bosch front-loading washing...

    I swear by my Bosch front-loading washing machine. I also have had Miele machines, but they are so pricey, and I don't think they are any better than Bosch.
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    Welcome, from a member from over the pond!

    Welcome, from a member from over the pond!
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    Not really. Whilst Mr Trump assures us there...

    Not really. Whilst Mr Trump assures us there will be a special deal, those of us with a brain know that his stance is influenced by Mr Obama's stated policy that the UK would be at the back of a...
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    I'm not sure. At the beginning, Mrs May's...

    I'm not sure. At the beginning, Mrs May's campaign seemed to signal a foregone conclusion that she would actually increase her majority. Sadly, some of the measures proposed in the Tory manifesto...
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    I am in mourning....:(

    I am in mourning....:(
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    Another terrorist attack in London

    Latest death count: 7.

    This is the Muslim month of Ramadan. Supposedly the fasting helps with reflection. I despair.
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    No, most of my homosexual friends would not wish...

    No, most of my homosexual friends would not wish to use Mr Trump's English as a model. Neither would I.
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    That's how it was used in the UK when I was...

    That's how it was used in the UK when I was younger... and I was born a lot later than your Mum!
  12. I love the song i was 'awarded', but I'm happy to...

    I love the song i was 'awarded', but I'm happy to share!
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    Perhaps different English speaking nations use...

    Perhaps different English speaking nations use the same word differently. Gay may well have been used to describe homosexuals for a very long time, but I suspect that might have been in use only by...
  14. I am not an American, but took the test. Some...

    I am not an American, but took the test. Some options did not apply.

    My score? 53. Dancing in the streets by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
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    I hate this weird appropriation of a word by...

    I hate this weird appropriation of a word by certain groups... I will continue to use fabulous as I have always done!

    And don't get me started on the misappropriation of the word 'gay'... I...
  16. The UK implemented similar restrictions from...

    The UK implemented similar restrictions from certain predominantly Muslim countries. I've heard of long-haul travellers circumventing this by ensuring that, even if they travel with a carrier from...
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    I went to Jordan with a friend whose father was a...

    I went to Jordan with a friend whose father was a British diplomat serving in Jordan. The trip of my lifetime was to visit Petra 'The rose Red city, half as old as time'.
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    My husband has hit a brick wall in the early...

    My husband has hit a brick wall in the early 1700s. He's about to submit a test.
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    One of my favourite comedians, appearing on one...

    One of my favourite comedians, appearing on one of my favourite programmes HIGNFY.
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    Let's just say there is room for improvement, but...

    Let's just say there is room for improvement, but the racism is less overt... Ditto sexism.

    No country is perfect, including my own!
  21. Find another job, ZG! You always sound on the...

    Find another job, ZG! You always sound on the edge of burn-out to me. Added to your familial problems, it is a big mental strain.

    I sympathise. I worked in the HE sector for many years. ...
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    The witnesses at my wedding sum up Australia to...

    The witnesses at my wedding sum up Australia to me. The female: Greek, aged six when her family emigrated from Corinth. Her parents opened Greek restaurants in Adelaide at a time when Aussie...
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    We have lots of family there and are financially...

    We have lots of family there and are financially attractive to Aus. I wouldn't want to move there permanently as I am a typical red-haired, peely-wally skinned Celt. The sun and I prefer to be only...
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    Elderflower cordial isn't too sweet. I have a...

    Elderflower cordial isn't too sweet. I have a kind neighbour who picks the flowers in my garden and 'pays' me with cordial. It's a family summer non-alcoholic favourite served with sparkling...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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