Before I reached my teenage years I had already had my fair share of house moves, so I got to know quite a few parts of England well. I have holidayed in many places across the British Isles and visited many sights on any serious tourist’s list.
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; […]
The following is a guest post. Picture the scene: a typically Dutch dull, grey Sunday morning, sitting around the breakfast table with visitors from Britain. I chose this morning to soft boil some eggs, toast some bread and cut it up into strips as part of the morning feast.
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 […]
I have so many fond childhood memories of Christmas in Britain, many of them filled with traditional British items like mince pies, Christmas crackers, presents under a twinkling tree and of course Christmas television.
The following is a guest post. The wet stuff was lashing down on the four of us yet again during the school run. For the third day running the pram was encased in a rain cover, much to my two-year-old’s disgust, and we were geared up in raincoats, busy dodging puddles and juggling umbrellas.
The following is a guest post. Have you ever been stuck with a Brit in a lift? Chances are it was a peaceful affair but quite possibly one tinged with awkwardness. It is fair to say that you won’t get to see the best side of a Brit in the confines of an elevator.