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Church Bell Mania in the UK: Queen’s Diamond Anniversary

Queen’s Diamond Anniversary Bells outside my hotel room from Lisa Bettany on Vimeo.

It’s the Queen’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary! The church bells in outside The Angel Hotel in Bury St. Edmunds have been ringing all day. And by all day, I mean alllll day.

They are ringing in my head… like a Nelly Furtado ring tone. The madness… the beauty…

Starting to hear things. Strange things. Messages from the Scientologists… 911 conspiracy theories… the secret behind Walker’s Marmite crisps…

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    November 21, 2007 at 4:11 AM

    That could be rather annoying.

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    November 21, 2007 at 7:10 AM

    “the secret behind Walker’s Marmite crisps…”

    The british people quite like/hate marmite. We have heinz tomato sauce crisps. Cheddar cheese crisps. English Mustard and roast been crisps (Bransons…pick up a pack they are awesome).

    Luckily in Scotland we dont have the same fondness for the royal family. I think on the last survey 78% of scots think that the royal family should be disolved as they cost us hundreds of millions a year. Ill admit they bring in a lot in tourism but what do they really do apart from that?

    Dont get me started.

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    Mostly Lisa
    November 22, 2007 at 1:54 PM

    @Mark — a wee bit.

    @Chris — i noticed the dynamic range of crisp flavours in Tesco. In fact it took me 30mins to decide on a pack. And aboot the Royals. As a mostly British Canadian, I’m sat in the middle of the debate. They are pretty neat and have loads of cool palaces and jewels and stuff and their scandals are sure fun to follow… but i don’t have to pay for them.

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