As the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary today, has Camilla won us all over with her style, substance and support? Ten years ago 7% of the British public thought Camilla should be queen. In a similar poll 10 years later 50% of those polled said they now think Camilla should be queen when Prince Charles comes to the throne. The past decade has seen perceptions of the former Camilla Parker Bowles transformed to a valued member of the royal “firm” whom half the nation would accept as queen. It would appear that Prince Charles would like her to be crowned with him by his side and also that Prince William and Prince Harry have accepted her role. What are your views? Has Camilla won over your heart?
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Mine are "Body Heat" 1981 with William Hurt and Kathleen Turner. Have seen it at least 15 times and always ready to watch again. Love the suspense and the "noir " aspect of it. And for a comedy," Trains, Planes and Automobiles" ( think I got the order correct there ! ). Steve Martin and John Candy. Never fails to make me laugh until I cry! Since I'm an American, most of you probably have British faves. I do like lots of them as well, but the 2 I mentioned remain my faves!
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If I can cram onto a plane for sevreral hours closely packed why can't I sit in an airy theatre for the same time.
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What's happening in our neighborhood and streets this summer that's creating decent and riots?
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When did you last go to church? Did you get much out of it? Any opinions?
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Mothering Sunday or Mother's Day is always on the fourth Sunday of Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday and usually in the second half of March or early April. But does the name of the day matter to you? The day has long been associated with mothers and family. For centuries it was custom for people to return home to their ‘mother’ church on Laetare Sunday – the middle of Lent. Those who did so were said to have gone ‘a-mothering’. The day often turned into a family reunion and a chance for children working away from home – often young domestic servants - to spend time with their mothers. Many used to pick flowers from the verges along the way to leave in the church or hand to their mothers when they got home. The day is now seen as a celebration of mothers and the maternal bond and traditionally children give flowers, presents and cards to their mothers, and other maternal figures such as grandmothers, stepmothers and mothers-in-law. It is increasingly being called Mother's Day, although that has always been a secular event quite different from the original Mothering Sunday. In the UK and the Republic of Ireland, Mothering Sunday is celebrated in the same way as Mother's Day is celebrated elsewhere. The day has also become more commercialised too, and some may feel that Mother's Day has lost its sense of original meaning. Does the name matter to you? What are your views?
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Camilla is still being roasted in the press, and elsewhere, and polls suggest Charles will be an unpopular king because of her. Most of us on SS may describe ourselves as Elizabethans, and proudly so. It has been a time of great expansion in many areas of science and culture, industry and commerce, as well as sweeping social changes, comparable with Elizabeth I. Elizabether has provided a consistency, a steadiness, lacking in almost every other area of the nation's life. But how do we expect to view our later years as Carolingians? Will he be a steady hand at the helm, or a most divisive monarch? Will he continue Elizabeth's stance as apolitical? Will the monarchy move with the times under Charles or stagnate and fail? Indeed, will Charles ever become King?
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Mothering Sunday or Mother's Day is always on the fourth Sunday of Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday and usually in the second half of March or early April. But does the name of the day matter to you? The day has long been associated with mothers and family. For centuries it was custom for people to return home to their ‘mother’ church on Laetare Sunday – the middle of Lent. Those who did so were said to have gone ‘a-mothering’. The day often turned into a family reunion and a chance for children working away from home – often young domestic servants - to spend time with their mothers. Many used to pick flowers from the verges along the way to leave in the church or hand to their mothers when they got home. The day is now seen as a celebration of mothers and the maternal bond and traditionally children give flowers, presents and cards to their mothers, and other maternal figures such as grandmothers, stepmothers and mothers-in-law. It is increasingly being called Mother's Day, although that has always been a secular event quite different from the original Mothering Sunday. In the UK and the Republic of Ireland, Mothering Sunday is celebrated in the same way as Mother's Day is celebrated elsewhere. The day has also become more commercialised too, and some may feel that Mother's Day has lost its sense of original meaning. Does the name matter to you? What are your views?
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What is a reasonable amount to spend on a wedding. My son is getting married and So far the costs are at £12000 excluding the honeymoon. I've been told this is quite reasonable. I'm paying half they are paying the other half themselves. Personally I can think of better things to spend the money on. I have been married 31 years. We got married at a Registry Office with 2 friends as witnesses. It cost £18. We then flew off to Italy for our honeymoon which we paid for ourselves. How much would you pay for a Wedding and who should pay?
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I am a vegan but I for many years I was not. I ate animals as a child went to animal circuses and visited zoos. I even dreamed of fur coats and snakeskin shoes. I loved my pet dogs and cats hated to see lions kill antelope. I considered bullfighting cruel and fox Hunting barbaric. I still ate animals though and proudly proclaimed myself to be against animal cruelty. In truth I was only against some cruelty and l cares for only certain animals. I was a product of the religious, social and cultural elements of my life. I was surrounded by those who thought the same I was even told l had to eat animals to be healthy. I shudder at the way I was so ignorant for so long. I sort of excuse myself for who I was then through ignorance at the time. There is less ignorance now but still many people who are how I was. Why is this?
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