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Born Wimbledon... Ex-lorry driver... Moved from UK to France 2002... Now teaching English ESL (TEFL Qualified)... DELF B1... 300/600 points towards my OU Degree... I registered with Uclick in 1997...

Recent Comments

  1. about 2 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    And do you know what Big Ben is?

  2. about 8 hours ago on Cornered

    So this where Lucky Luke eats…

  3. about 8 hours ago on Speed Bump

    My kidneys are in my pie, along with the beef and onions…

  4. about 9 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    My understanding was that McCulloch genuinely believed that he was buying Tower Bridge. Many non-Londoners believe Tower Bridge is called London Bridge. In the same way as many believe that the clock-tower beside the Houses of Parliament, is Big Ben, especially if you Google Big Ben, the first ten pages depict the tower…

  5. about 10 hours ago on Aunty Acid

    My standard keyboard is an A Z E R T Y

  6. 1 day ago on Andy Capp

    Most European towns and cities are built with the emphasis and priority on the pedestrian. New towns are being designed this way, and older towns are carefully being converted.

    My car’s sitting outside my office. The only time I take it on the road is to do my fortnight shop, at the supermarket outside town.

    Five to six times a year I drive 800km from France into the UK, to see my grandchildren. Sometimes I might fly Ryanair, to Stansted and rent a car from the airport.

    Seriously though, I can’t think of one European town that isn’t like this…

  7. 1 day ago on Loose Parts

    Is he?

  8. 1 day ago on Bliss

    Both vegetarians…

  9. 1 day ago on Non Sequitur


  10. 1 day ago on Andy Capp

    Most British and European towns are deliberately designed and built with the pedestrians in mind.

    My town they’re reducing the number of parking spaces, to deter cars. Shoppers come in on the tram or bus (many of us prefer to walk).

    Milton Keynes was opened on 25 September 1979 by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The Centre, 3km x 1km, accommodates 130 shops and six department stores, arranged along two parallel, pedestrian-only, day-lit arcades, planted with sub-tropical and temperate trees. Delivery access is on the 1st floor, with the easiest access and roadways, well-away from any pedestrians…