The following is a guest post. In the dead of winter (or any time for that matter) what better to have for lunch than cheese on toast – or should I say grilled cheese? It’s the same thing, isn’t it? Oh no it’s not, I hear cries from the Brits out there!
The following is a guest post. Having just spent Christmas in Cornwall, England, it dawned on me how big a role food plays in British culture. I wanted to make the festive period as ‘British’ as I could for my three Dutch children and what we ate turned out to be a big part of […]
The following is a guest post. To this very day one of my favorite comfort foods is Toad in the Hole. It takes me back to the school dinners I was served when I was in short trousers, in Birmingham, England in the early 1970’s.
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. Newcastle gave birth to the light bulb invented by Joseph Swan (Edison patented a version some years later), the steam train, the windscreen wiper, Lucozade, Greggs bakeries, Mark Knopfler, Sting…and Mr Bean, to name but a few.
The following is a guest post. Spoiler alert: This is a review of The Time of the Doctor so naturally it contains spoilers. You’ve been warned.
The following is a guest post. I was quite chuffed when I learned that PBS would be showing Mr. Stink this past Sunday. I have read a couple of David Walliams’ clever children’s books and was looking forward to seeing a screen adaption of one.
The following is a guest post. For many servants in grand English country houses, Christmas was a time of hard work but could also be the highlight of their year: perhaps the only occasion on which their loyal service would be acknowledged and rewarded.