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Friday, September 8, 2006

Banter from Blighty 2006 (Part 2) - Up North


Sheils and Sinead - S Express
MYTHBUSTING: IS THERE LIFE OUTSIDE LONDON?

'Ey up!

In King Dom's United Land the shire of Londinium relaxes in the summertime, stretching its back into the Sunny South East and curling its toes around the West Country. Middle aged Middle Earth spreads itself on top. In the far distance, in a land far far away, lurks mythical goblins and hoblins and majors and minors, there are whispers in the wind as people scurry inside and doors slam, two words gust through the cracks..... Uuuuppp Noooorrrrtthhh.