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Mad, Not Bad, Eccentricity

Can you think of anything more therapeutic than lying on your back in a summer meadow, gazing up at the clouds? …

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The Platinum Queen

Ever since I can remember, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne of the United Kingdom, Head of the …

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Staying with Friends

"I wish you would come here sometime. We ought to know where and how our friends live. Then we can imagine what's …

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Lighthouse Beams

Red, white or candy-striped, waves foaming at their base or perched high up on a cliff, lighthouses are so handsome …

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Is British Tea "cool”?

As I wrote in the SN in 2019, the British do love a cup of tea, their traditional "cuppa”. But multinational firm …

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Playing Cards

My parents were fussy about their playing cards. At their habitual Sunday afternoon canasta parties, which they hosted …

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Worrying About the Future? Don't.

There's a good chance that you're worried, right now, about what 2022 has in store for you. Many of us are worried …

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A Natural Christmas?

At the start of December, I dragged my old artificial Christmas tree down from the attic and plugged it in. Instantly, …

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Mental Interruptions

I'm often asked where I get my ideas for The English Column. The "Salzburger Nachrichten" (SN) let us roam free to …

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It's Raining Cats and Dogs!*

As the UK is famous for its copious rainfall, you often hear that saying that it's raining cats and dogs, meaning it's …

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