« It’s Coming Home » : les origines de l’hymne des Anglais, éternels perdants

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It’s Coming Home a résonné des milliers de fois lors de cette Coupe du Monde 2018. L’hymne non officiel de l’équipe d’Angleterre, qui s’appelle en réalité Three Lions, a été créé en 1996 par le groupe The Lightning Seeds. Le pays accueillait alors championnat d’Europe de football, trente ans après sa victoire en Coupe du Monde. Utilisé tous les deux ans depuis 1996, l’hymne s’inscrit dans une tradition d’autodérision très anglaise : les paroles insistent sur les échecs répétitifs de leur équipe malgré l’espoir toujours présent. Un espoir douché à nouveau mercredi 11 juillet, l’équipe d’Angleterre ayant perdu en demi-finales face à la Croatie.


https://www.lemonde.fr/mondial-2018/video/2018/07/12/it-s-coming-home-les-origines-de-l-hymne-des-anglais-eternels-perdants_5330496_5193650.html to see original story and photos

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Paint effects

Try out different paint effects to give your home a new look, try rag rolling, stippling or marbling. If you’re handy with a paint brush and eager to let your inner artist out, then consider painting a trompe l’oeil effect on a wall. Remember you could simply project an image onto a wall and paint around it – you don’t need to be a great artist to have a go at this. So get your paint brushes out and get creative.


DIY Tips

Want to add a personal touch to your home? Then get creative to add style that’s one of a kind to your home. Patchwork, knitting and crochet can all be used to add chic soft furnishings and accessories to your home, from cushions to throws and more. If you are new to crafting there’s lots of advice available online including helpful craft tutorials. Also take a make do and mend approach to upcycling existing pieces in your home with paint, decoupage or fabric.


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“If you elect to have off-peak (heures creuses) electricity, then EDF will provide you with wiring controlled by their equipment to switch your off-peak system on and off. The EDF off-peak equipment is usually a relay located beside their meter and fusegear. This relay is meant for the control circuit functions of your contactor (contacteur) or off-peak relay (jour/nuit) only. It must not be used to directly control equipment. The EDF relay is timed to operate in the usual manner at the predetermined off-peak times”

Excerpt From: Thomas Malcolm. “Electricity in your French house.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/electricity-in-your-french-house/id413215097?mt=11


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