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Something To Be Happy & Proud About — HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier, Royal Navy’s Largest Ever Ship.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Queen_Elizabeth_(R08)


It sailed majestically into its home port, Portsmouth harbor, Hampshire (Hants.) on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. I was lucky enough to catch it on Sky News. It was quite the sight. Wow.

Something to be happy and proud about while Trump tries to lead the world into another war.

British pride.

Made my day. Watch the YouTube and marvel.


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The “British Fleet”, The New Hampshire Squadron, Is Ready For Its 2017 Tour Of Duty.

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Inspected and registered.

Ready to roll to uphold British Pride.


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Our 1968 ‘BRG’ MGB Sporting Its New 1968 NH Scenic Number Plate.

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Taken by Deanna on her ASUS phone. I am currently camera-less


A cute, ‘value-added’ feature of New Hampshire’s car licensing — when it comes to “Antique Plates“. IF your car is qualified to have “Antique Plates”, and you indeed do have them, THEN IF you can find a NH number plate corresponding to the year of your car you can put that plate (or plates) on your car in place of the “Antique Plates”. We were told this, in detail, last September, when we got around to registering our 1968 ‘British Racing Green’ (BRG) MGB as an antique — which it is.

In October 2015 I bought the above plate, from eBay, for Devanee’s birthday. That they were a matching green and had ‘3’, ‘6’ & ‘9’ was a bonus — those being some of my favorite numbers. 

It took us till TODAY to finally get it mounted on the MGB. Part of the delay was that you have to go to DMV in Concord, NH with the new plate, an old plate and your registration and have the ‘year plate’ (e.g., 1968 plate) registered.

I couldn’t find TWO 1968 plates. I should look again. Of course, I am in the market. IF you have have two 1968 NH plates PLEASE contact me.

It is cool. Took the MGB out for a fairly long spin. Did good. We like it.


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British Pride Redux (2 Topless) — July 17, 2016.

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Click to ENLARGE. Taken by Deanna on her ASUS Android phone.


First time this year that we had all three of the British beauties out. The burgundy 2002 XJ8 is my car and as such gets used year round. I have also been using the black 1989 XJS, topless (of course), since around April. But the Green 1968 MGB had stayed in the garage, under wraps, until this Sunny Sunday. I had been trickle charging its (rather old) battery right through the winter, with occasional long breaks and much to my delight the MGB started, first time, even without me having to tighten the battery clamps.

So all three cars were out for the first (and since then last) time. Took both the MGB (with Devanee) and XJS (with Teischan) for spins — topless. It was fun.

Given that we got the XJS in June 2015 we have now had these 3 cars for over a year.

Here is the original “British Pride” picture from June 7, 2015.


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