It is no mystery that when you hear the name Agatha Christie your imagination conjures up quirky English characters, in the most glorious of English settings, and of course a murder or two.
When asked what my favorite novel is, I invariably include Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights in my top ten, and often even at the top of my list. This has surprised some, but I stand my ground. To me it is one of the greatest love stories ever told, and a story that even transcends death.
The following is a guest post. Here is guest blogger PS Gifford’s interview with Roddy Radiation, the lead guitar player from The Specials, done exclusively for Smitten by Britain.
The following is a guest post. Of all the sweet culinary delights associated with a traditional English Christmas the humble trifle has to be one of my favourites. It is not simply served at Christmas, and was common place at children’s parties and what not as I was back in short pants as a nipper […]
The following is a guest post. Britain has produced many of the greatest writers of all time. Most might argue that William Shakespeare top the list as the greatest of them all, but with all due respect to the Bard, in my opinion that honor goes to another: Charles Dickens.
The following is a guest post. Christmas just would not be Christmas without a bottle of Irish liquor. But, it is also frightfully expensive. Here is a recipe for liquor that tastes better than what you can get in the store, and is a fraction of the price. I have been making this for a […]
The following is a guest post. Perhaps you just know him as the perfectly dressed, impeccably spoken and rather dapper chap behind the Dyson vacuum cleaner commercials. But did you know he had years of rejection and struggling before he became the massive success he is today, and that his first commercial success was not […]
To this very day it is traditional to kiss underneath a sprig of mistletoe during the festivities of the Christmas season. Growing up in Birmingham it was as traditional as getting a freshly cut Christmas tree.
Few edibles signify the Christmas holidays more than the beloved mince pie. But have you ever considered how the tradition of eating them at the most festive time of year came into being? Consider no more, as writer P.S. Gifford fills us all in. One of my favorite memories of Christmases of my youth, in […]