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Anyone remember shouting “fainites” in the school playground? For those that don’t, it was a sort of truce call, where you could choose to opt out of a game or even a fight. I think I may have tried to use it to avoid eating beetroot at one point. I believe the term was used mainly in the South, so I am curious to know if you had a different version. To be fair for years I thought it was ‘vaynights’ !
Wouldn’t it be nice if the whole world could all shout FAINITES and have a real ceasefire - not like the one in Syria where over 100 people were still killed during the ‘truce’ but a proper “Pipes of Peace” John Lewis style Christmas one. I will never get my head around the fact that some people think violence and terror is a path to peace, and I truly pity anyone that does. It is like an ugly Olympic torch being passed continuously around the globe. What gives anyone the right to take another persons life or destroy a neighboring country’s livelihood? There is no eye for an eye in my household (although I do live alone…). The latest attack in Brussels is absolutely horrid, but for some reason gets far more media coverage than attacks happening outside the Western World. Just this month, there have been two separate terrorist attacks in Turkey: one last Sunday in Istanbul, and another a few days before that in the city of Ankara. Last month, terrorist group Boko Haram brutally attacked a village in Nigeria and killed at least 65 people, injuring more than 130. We all know this is not a new thing and has been going on for centuries, so should we just learn to be more accepting of it as another fact of life? I do think it is time we stop giving the Daesh bullies so much attention. As the glorification of their destruction is what they are hoping for when killing innocent people, isn’t it? And really they are small fry in comparison to the amount of people we manage to kill amongst ourselves. The number of homicides in LA County in 2015 was 654 according to the LA times , and a CNN graph depicting 2001-2013 puts the number of American deaths by terrorism at 3380 whereas the number of deaths by guns on US soil for the same period is 406,496 - so perhaps we should be more concerned about domestic terrors rather than foreign terrorism … or even better lets just Keep Calm and Carry On…or try shouting #Fainites
Excuse me a moment whilst I file my name change to Debbie Downer. Although I think Margaret Cho may have got that title first!
Can we make a pact that for every atrocity that occurs, that we then balance it out by doing something really nice and start spreading a little happiness please?
Perhaps this will cheer some of you up….
CRAIG AND I ARE HOSTING PUB QUIZ AT THE PIKEY ON MARCH 29th….we really are but I have even better news for you…
SAMANTHA FOX IS COMING TO TOWN!!!
And you can get to meet her!
She will be at the ‘Hollywood Show’ in April alongside the likes of the Fonz and Stefanie Powers
If that news doesn’t make you feel better, perhaps this will; our great discounts with Air New Zealand have now been extended through to the end of the year and work on flights to and from the UK, plus Australia and New Zealand too! If you need a reminder of the codes you can drop us a line at email@example.com visit us on Facebook.
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International song stylist Iris Williams arrives on the Los Angeles cabaret scene in a one night only solo performance - her debut at Catalina’s located on Hollywood’s storied Sunset Boulevard. During Ms. Williams’ set, themed “I Wish You Love,” she will interpret classic American standards featuring composers Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Burton Lane, and more. Music Director Keith Droste will be on piano, with Jeff Stover on bass and Andy Fraga on drums on April 13 at 8:30pm.http://www.catalinajazzclub.com
The UK Electoral Commission encouraging British citizens living overseas to register to vote ahead of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. We would greatly appreciate your help in amplifying this message to the Brits in LA network.
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This year The Anglophile Channel announced the launch of two special awards: The first annual Alan Rickman Icon Award which will honor the memory and work of the late British actor known for his roles in Harry Potter, Love Actually,and Die Hard. Boland commented, "Rickman has been a longtime favorite at TAC. We were all so incredibly sad to hear of his passing. We could think of no better way to honor the memory of the man and his work, than with the Alan Rickman Icon Award." The 2016 Python Award which honors Achievement in Comedy, named for the comic legends, Monty Python, who recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of Monty Python and The Holy Grail. Honorees for both awards will be announced in April.
The TAC Awards Gala will also serve as fundraiser for charities supported by the honorees of the Alan Rickman Icon Award, Python Award and British Artist of the Year recipients.
SIR PATRICK STEWART JOINS A STAR-STUDDED CAST
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‘Po’, a John Asher directed, inspiring drama based on a true story about autism. Po will begin its seven-city festival tour during National Autism Month with a free public Awareness Screening at the Paramount Theater on April 5th.
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When British Nationals realise that their passport is about to run out, what can they do?
Overseas British passport applications must now be applied for ONLINE via gov.uk website. The British Consulate says “don’t leave it until the last minute to apply for your passport. You can apply up to nine months in advance and any unexpired time will be added to your new passport” This applies to new passports and renewals.
You will mailing your passport to the following address
Durham Passport Office Milburngate House Durham DH97 1PA We advise getting a tracking number when you mail; you can send through the USPS for about $16
You can also book a same day appointment in the UK for a renewal passport. However if you have lost your passport and go home on an emergency document, it can take a week for an expedited renewal:
If you've ever considered jumping on a flight home to pop into a Tesco Express for that much needed tub of Bisto Gravy Granules that will surely salvage your Sunday Roast, then this is the place for you! You don't need to go anywhere but to your computer for those unmatchable tastes of home. The internet is awash with online stores that will deliver right to your doorstep. Www.Expats.org has a useful directory of British food suppliers from around the world but if you don't want to wait until checkout to find out just what it will cost you for a tub of Marmite, then this guide will offer some examples of shipping and product costs from some of the best Brit food stores online.
British Food Store Online www.Britishfoodstoreonline.co.uk+44 (0) 1785 281 637 USA Shipping £29.99 This is a UK based company so the shipping is more expensive than other distributors but they do offer a 5% loyalty discount off all repeated orders and if you recommend a friend you can earn £10 in credi…