About the Union Jack

I have been studying for the British citizenship test because I want a British passport. There are a lot of interesting topics. I don’t just want to memorise the answers; I want to know what it means to be British.

The Union Jack is a national flag belonging to the British. Uniquely British incorporating the symbols within the Monarchy of Britain, representing England (with Wales), Scotland and Northern Ireland.

To represent the Union Jack to the British is the quality of embodying a noble British character. It’s their Britishness. A quality that binds and distinguishes the British people and forms the base of their unity and identity and the expressions of their culture.

To agree to disagree and to own the readiness to debate are such habits. These behaviours are the symbols they have in common. They are familiar here; an iconic quality and readily identifiable within.

The British are good with dialogue and with the ability to discuss topics with legitimacy and authenticity which are intrinsically tied to the power relations in their politics.

The Union Jack is a British national identity symbol, enabling a belonging, common courtesy and community while respecting exchanges of expression.

The British have a right to gather and to protest. This is their Britishness and it can provoke a range of responses and attitudes, such as advocacy or to be indifferent, but it’s indifference without rejection.

The Union Jack associates these British ideals of pride and patriotism, democracy and tolerance.

I believe it emphasises the very nature of the people of the United Kingdom: and to be British perpetuates diversity, unity and strength. I love Britain and the Union Jack!

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Infinity

Infinity

The state or quality of being infinite.”the infinity of space.”

Endlessness, infinitude and infiniteness, Boundlessness, limitlessness and unlimitedness,

Infinity is extensiveness,

The vastness, immensity; its the distance.

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Royal Doulton has created Infinity in their China. Throughout their history, Royal Doulton has introduced various luxury bone China collections at a value relating to specific elegant Tableware. Infinity is one of these elegant collection in these specific ranges of wares even for the most discriminating taste.

For more info and prices visit:

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Love Story

A Love Story on Bone China, Perhaps a Courting Couple Scene depicting a Victorian Couple sitting on a bench as talks to the beautiful lady.

Vintage Adams Collectible Tea Set in Chintz in the Lord Nelson Style Tea Set. It is Transfer ware from 1900-1950’s. The stamp mark on the Plates match the year according to The Potteries; the approximate period it comes from. The illustration is from a famous painting. It signed by the painter and is an historical theme.

The picture appears to be that of an Edwardian couple who were likely to be courting. (Note: I cannot verify the painting or the people in the painting.)

The gilded gold pieces are Chintz design and are all Marked: “Adams Estd. 1657 England.” The set is in good condition, no cracks or chips.

Vintage. This set would be ideal for brides; Tea on the wedding day, bridal parties, bride dress fittings, bridal luncheons, bridal breakfast, showers, teas and hen parties and ideal for bridal shops.

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Royal Doulton Infinity

Exquisite Royal Doulton Infinity 31 Piece Complete Dinner Service. Pattern number H. 5111. Made in England. Produced in 1986. Backstamp.

Beautiful Art Deco geometric design with platinum rims on a white background graced with simple lines on the finest of fine bone china made in England.

The dinner service includes;

6 Dinner Plates – 10 3/4”

8 Side Plates – 6 1/2″

6 Bowls – 8″

1 Cake Plate – 10 1/4″

1 Milk Jug – 1/2 pt

1 Sugar Bowl – 4 1/2″

4 Tea Saucers – 6 1/8″

4 Tea cups – 3 3/8 x 3″

The dinner service is excellent condition. No cracks, chips or crazing.

Royal Worcester

Worcester is a city

In the central of England

West Midlands is the region.

By the River Severn,

A medieval village

Is Worcester.

Born from earthworks and local

Came Cathedral’s, royal tombs,

With crypts and cloisters

And where pottery Rose

Became Porcelain and Bone China.

It traces the evolution

It’s back from the Middle Ages.

The History of England

Even survived Civil War to the 1950s.

Then Timber-framed and Tudor;

A focus on life in the Tudor style

The way of 17th-century life

Of Worcester days; a fancy teacup

With displays on tradition;

Tea, brewing, basket weaving

And a pottery born fine bone

So graced With a grandeur

To name it Royal and Worcester.

Made for Harrods of London

Vintage limited edition Staffordshire fruit and veg bowl in pretty bone china made for Harrods by Bishop and Stonier (Bisto) dating from between 1891 and 1936. Numbered 232.

Hand painted flowers surrounded by a cobalt and in a gold plated design. All in good condition for its age except for hairline on underside. No crazing or chips.

This mark (Caduceus) was registered as a trade mark by Powell & Bishop in 1876 the mark was also used by subsequent partnerships including Bishop & Stonier.

The “BISTO” trade name was only used by
Bishop and Stonier and often appeared (but not always) with the two marks shown above.

Incredible find.

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Living for the Moments


Waltzing into my existence with shoes fit for 

A Welsh guard. 

Intentions of conquering the unknown,

Within the melodies laughing in my heart,

Holding my hand, 

Unlike you did with the others. 

Instead, you found me nestled in your arms;

A proclamation of love; in that bearskin hat. 

It wasn’t too hard to love you properly.

Finding myself shine in the gleam of a smile, 

Where I discovered you in the dark 

In the depths of innocence, 

I was dressed like Paddington Bear

There was no denying you in that uniform, 

Realising running was not an option. 

That is when we knew the truth;

When discovery leaves you trembling 

In that moment;

When this heart shall never belong 

to another; 

And when there are moments,

You just cannot put into words.