The following is a guest post. Like many great cultural events, the Wimbledon tennis championships have generated other traditions, besides the game.
I arrived first at the bus stop and stood in the place I deemed logical to start the queue for the bus. Others arrived. They stood in random places: a businessman set down his briefcase and busied himself with a newspaper; an early shopper placed her bags on the ground and played with her telephone; […]
Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus! Happy Saint David’s Day! Today, all around the world, the Welsh are proudly celebrating the feast day of St. David, the patron saint of Wales.
One of the best and most quintessentially British parts of life in Great Britain is the abundance of tea shops and tea rooms that can be found around every corner in the country.
Not long after we got engaged, my English husband-to-be and I decided to plan a bloom-filled spring wedding in England. It was easier for his UK-based family and friends, many whom had young kids, and my American friends and family were all enthused about the prospect of their first wedding where they could wear big […]
The other day I read that phrase ‘quintessentially British’ in an article and it got me thinking. As a Brit in the USA, I don’t consider myself to be ‘quintessentially British’, but when I began to think about what this phrase really meant, I began to ponder.
The following is a guest post. Recently I was talking to my British friend about netball, that wonderful game we British school girls played during PE and in the school breaktime.
The following is a guest post. One of the many English delights I experienced in London this past Christmas was mulled wine. Back in November on a particularly chilly day, my friends and I wandered into a small pub where we were greeted with the most delightful smell.
The following is a guest post. Having just spent Christmas in Cornwall, England, it dawned on me how big a role food plays in British culture. I wanted to make the festive period as ‘British’ as I could for my three Dutch children and what we ate turned out to be a big part of […]