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The Tradition of Maundy Thursday

April 17th, 2014 is Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday in Britain. The holiday always falls on the Thursday before Easter and the day before Good Friday and is meant to commemorate Christ’s Last Supper and the Eucharist.

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Britain’s Favourite Easter Foods

Two things are practically guaranteed to occur during the four-day Easter weekend in Britain: 1) It will rain heavily 2) The nation will consume enormous amounts of chocolate.

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England’s Love for The Beautiful Game

We are a mere two months away from the start of the 2014 World Cup football tournament. Media pressure is already on the England team to beat Italy in their opening match. Grumblings from the fans that England won’t get past the first stage of this tournament have already started.

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The Film Fatales Review “Le Week-end”

48 – hours in gay Paree does not a happy marriage make – In Le Week-end, a British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage.

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The Tradition of Hot Cross Buns

“Hot cross buns, Hot cross buns, one a penny, two a penny . . .” we all know the old nursery rhyme about hot cross buns but have you ever made them? I did for the first time last year using a recipe from an old Good Housekeeping cookbook of my mum’s. And it was [...]

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London’s Parks and Gardens: A Spring Exploration

Spring is probably my favourite season in London. As soon as that first warm day of the year rolls around, Londoners pour out in droves to the open spaces of the city, keen to sun their pasty arms and faces, and replenish the Vitamin D that’s been depleted through the grey winter.

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BAFTA TV Nominations: Too Close to Call?

The TV BAFTA nominations were announced earlier in the week, the equivalent to our Emmys in the States. All varieties of television from news and documentaries to reality and chat shows are represented and honored at this ceremony. For a telly addict like me, the BAFTAs are the holy grail of awards and a great [...]

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5 Best Loved British Soap Actresses Over the Years

There is no denying how popular British Soap Operas are, with them being one of the most viewed spectacles in the world. Often attracting a high number of viewers and gaining an intense fan base. In this article we look at some of the best loved soap actors from over the years and where they [...]

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Enid Blyton – A Beloved British Storyteller

One of the earliest books I remember reading was written by Enid Blyton. I must have been four or five. I know there were other books but none of them stuck with me the way Blyton’s did.

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Bonkers About Conkers

The game of Conkers came into popularity in the 1850s and has remained a favorite activity of children ever since, although these days most schools frown upon it being played for safety reasons. First I should explain that a conker is a horse chestnut which has been drilled through the center and threaded with a [...]