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 […]
The following is a guest post. Christmas crackers are a fixture on every Christmas dinner table in Britain. But have you ever stopped to consider why?
The following is a guest post. When is a pub not a pub? When it’s a bar.
The following is a guest post. The architecture of home is a funny thing. As we near the holiday season, (and I am choosing to ignore the fact that Christmas decorations began to appear in stores in the States in October…), the idea of home seemingly infiltrates everything.
The following is a guest post. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, well, in England at least. Here in the States, a lot of us are in the middle of making plans for Thanksgiving, but in London, the Christmas season in already underway.
The following is a guest post. We had our first snow in Kentucky last week – which makes me very thankful for hot tea, warm blankets and a cozy house. Well – cozy enough under the blankets, a dog on my lap and a mug of tea at hand. My historic house is charming in […]
The following is a guest post. A cup of tea, served hot or iced, delights drinkers whether brewed morning, noon, or night. While enjoyable at any time of day, British history has claimed the world’s most popular beverage for the afternoon.