The following is a guest post. Stick a pin in the map of Scotland, and the odds are that you’ll find a castle within five miles of it. From the forbidding tower houses of medieval lords to the gleaming palaces of the Stewart kings, they all have stories of human passion and pride, joy and […]
The following is a guest post. If you grew up in Britain in the 1970’s I can almost guarantee you are a fan of the Wombles, and hearing the iconic theme song to their show takes you back to being a child again. It certainly does for me.
The following is a guest post. My second in the series of pubs of Central England focuses on the one question that often comes up in conversations – Are there any haunted pubs in central England?
The following is a guest post. They breed them tough in Northern Ireland. When I first met my husband’s family I was shown a picture of him as a boy at the seaside. It was clearly a lovely family day
Although I grew up with all of the typical fancies and notions about castles – my knowledge of Britain’s castles wouldn’t make a drop in a moat. So I decided to re-examine three castles I’ve visited in the past, and see what new lessons I could learn from their architecture and history. This is not […]
Traditional images of England are of a ‘green and pleasant land’, filled with cosy cottages, polite people who are always saying ‘sorry’ when they’re not busy queuing up, rain constantly pelting or mizzling down, picturesque villages, stately homes, castles, beautiful dales and vales, and loads of history.
Scotland is surely one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It also has a long and often bloody history.
Eating out might seem simple, but for an expat, it’s a minefield of potential embarrassment and offense, not to mention the possibility of ending up with something completely different to what you think you’ve ordered.
Well, our last entry that ranked a few of our favorite British actors certainly got tongues wagging in the comments section here and on the Smitten by Britain Facebook page.