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. 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.
Language truly is a “regional” thing; English in Alabama, USA is very, and I mean, very different than it is in say, Manchester, England. In fact, there’s a great difference between the way someone from London and someone from Belfast would speak, even though they’re both from the UK.
The following is a guest post. This year on November 10, the UK and the Commonwealth observe Remembrance Sunday, a memorial day established at the end of the First World War.
The following is a guest post. As any expat knows, when you move abroad the array of new names, places, shops, food and sometimes even language to be learned can be quite overwhelming. You have to make friends, buy new appliances and find schools if you have kids. The list is endless.