Today, let me introduce you to Caroline Hartley. She is the lead character in my new book that has recently been published by iUniverse. It is an adventure story for children and adults. There are four books in the initial Caroline Hartley series. Book One has just been released. The other three books will be released periodically.
Caroline Hartley and the Magic Key is the brand new fictional novel by D.J. Robinson. It is available from all good bookshops and on many book webpages online including Amazon. It is available in three formats: Paperback, Hardcover and Kindle edition (e-book).
Today, let’s talk about education in the UK. The framework is different to that of Continental Europe.
To begin with there is nursery school. This is for children aged 3-5. Primary school follows for children aged 5-11. This is split into two segments; Infants aged 5-7 followed by Juniors aged 7-11. Secondary school is for students aged 11-18. Students take their GCSEs when they are 16. Students aged 16-18 can take their A levels for the next two years in the school 6th form.
Today, let’s talk about Sunday trading in the UK. Currently smaller shops are allowed to open all day on a Sunday. Shops over 280m² are allowed to open for up to six hours.
British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, is set to unveil plans to allow shops in England and Wales to open for longer on Sundays. The proposal comes after larger shops were allowed to open for longer during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London in 2012.
Today, let's talk about religion in Britain. We will discuss how it is today and how it will be in the future. The main religion in England and Wales is Anglican Christianity, as preached by the Church of England. It is a denomination of Christianity that is headed by The Queen.
Britain is multi-faith. This includes Catholics, Methodists and Baptists. Other religions in Britain include: Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Islam. There is also the Elim Pentecostal Church, the Church of Scotland, the Free Presbyterian Church, the United Reform Church and the Methodist Church.
Today, let’s talk about healthcare in Britain. The country has the National Health Service (NHS). There are also many private healthcare hospitals where patients can go to be treated.
The NHS is a wonderful thing for the people of Britain. It is though currently under enormous strain. This is because of all the migrants from Europe and beyond who also use it. One example of this is in maternity wards. Many are full of European and Russian speaking women who use the NHS for free. Once their British baby is born they claim all the benefits that go with it!
Today, let’s talk about a visit to the dentist. It’s a place all of us at some point in our lives end up visiting. Most people hate going, as the thought of having a filling or a tooth removed generally puts the fear of god up them.
Many dental practices have a waiting room. Some magazines generally sit in a pile on a table next to some chairs. Fish tanks used to be popular in waiting rooms.
New data recently released has shown that cod stocks in the North Sea are now bouncing back from their historical lows due to overfishing in the 1980s and 90s. In 2006, stringent regulations were imposed by the industry to help cod stocks recover. Since then there has been a steady recovery. Today, they are approaching the level of maximum sustainability yield, which is the measurement widely accepted as the gold standard of responsible fishing.
Today, we will have a brief geography lesson about the United Kingdom (UK). The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The capital is London, which is in the South East of England.
Great Britain is made up of England, Scotland and Wales. Great Britain and Northern Ireland make up the United Kingdom. The British Isles are made up of the above but also include Ireland (not a part of GB or the UK), the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, etc.) and the Isle of Man.
‘It’s a girl!’ - That was the news from London that the world was waiting to hear. The new princess was born at 8.34am on Saturday 2nd May 2015 at St Mary’s hospital in West London. Outside it, a huge crowd had gathered to celebrate the joyful news.