The following is a guest post. Do you believe in things that go bump in the night? According to Visit Britain, half of adults think ghosts might exist. And as Halloween approaches, spook-seekers all over the UK are getting ready to spot headless horsemen and ladies in white gowns.
The following is a guest post. I’m not exactly sure why, but British actors really seem to relish their villainous roles, do they not? It might be their extensive drama school training. Do they actually practice oozing snobbish and ruthless disdain tinged with a hint of threatening menace?
The following is a guest post. After 94 days, the world got a chance to see the newest heir to the throne of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, dressed in heirloom finery and held by his beaming father, waved his arms at his ‘Great-Gran’ the Queen.
The following is a guest post. Earl Grey tea has been a favorite variety of Britain’s favorite beverage since the early 1800s when it made its first appearance in English society. Traditionally, this staple is defined by the mixture of black tea with flavoring of oil from the rind of a bergamot orange, which gives […]
The following is a guest post. Over the years James Bond has been fortunate to have a smooth ride – starting with the now legendary DB5 from Aston Martin. However, once upon a time, Bond had to beg for his cars. The first Bond movies were made in the days before product placement.
The following is a guest post. It perhaps speaks to both the worldwide respect and vehement hatred of the “tiny island” that so many words have been invented to refer to the British. Born out of international conflicts many of these names are still in use today – spoken by Americans, Australians and even the […]
The following is a guest post. Recently I asked Carmen, my superb British television blogger, to write a blog post about why Americans have to wait so long for new British TV shows to hit our shores. Keep in mind, we could have inserted the name of just about any other country outside the U.K. […]
The following is a guest post. In honour of Halloween, here’s my British-themed version of trick-or-treating. I boldly ventured around London to visit a quintet of some of the creepiest places I could find, and am pairing them with a range of my favourite British sweets (aka candy, although I’m cheating a bit by including […]
The following is a guest post. There are three components that make a trip to the theatre either good or bad: the play itself, the direction, and the performance. The opening night performance of Richard II scored a 10 out of 10 on all counts.