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Shakespeare in Love: The Great British Bard

When I got married, I had a Shakespeare-themed wedding. The invites had a quote drawn on them (‘No sooner met but they looked; no sooner looked but they loved’); the cake had a quote iced on it (‘My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite’); and all the tables were named after [...]

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15 British Insults Most Commonly Used

Taking the mickey out of each other is a national pastime in the U.K.  Here’s a glossary of the most commonly used insults indigenous to the British Isles:

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Stay the Night in a Castle and Sleep like Royalty

Historic castles are scattered all over Britain, from fortalices in the Scottish Highlands to battle-beaten castles in Northern Ireland, these regal bolt-holes were built over hundreds of years to defend borders and manage vast estates.


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 [...]