English clubs, theatres, shops and cinemas around the world
Just fooling around.
What is a bank holiday?
Yes. Snorkeling through a bog. Try it! You might like it!
A penny for the guy?
There are five types of elections in the United Kingdom.
What is a typical British house like? This might surprise you.
Much is made about the British sense of humour, but what kind of humour do you mean?
How much do you know about British pop music? Oh and by the way “The Beatles” don’t count!
British Television is famous (rightly or wrongly) around the world.
Robert Burns is Scotland’s favourite son and champion of the common people. Each year on January 25, the great man’s presumed birthday, Scots everywhere take time out to honour a national icon.
Making money on property is almost a national pastime nowadays, but buying a house in the UK leads to lots of new vocabulary – gazumping, mortgages, equity and lots more explained here.
A Pagan or Christian celebration.
Fashion and national costumes in the UK.
One of the most popular sports in Britain.
Who is the Easter Bunny?
One of the largest festivals in the world.
The education system in the UK.
Food in the UK, from the Great British Breakfast to Bangers and Mash and of course Cheese!
20 quirky food facts.
Manners maketh the man!
Clinching the deal can sometimes mean doing the right thing over lunch.
By invitation only.
Not so glorious for the birds though.
Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Travelling fairs abound in the UK. This is one of the biggest.
Spooky! But not quite the same as the USA.
The NHS is is the publicly-funded healthcare system of the United Kingdom.
Hi, how are you?
On October 5th 1936 200 men set off to London to deliver a petition to protest against unemployment in Britain.
Otherwise known as St Bride’s Day.
British Wedding and Marriage Customs and Traditions
Commemorating ‘The Last Supper’.
No not a cry for help but a bank holiday.
The jangly stuff and the folding stuff.
Also known as Mothering Sunday.
Making New Year Resolutions
Some nursery rhymes are a record of our history.
A day to celebrate British royalty.
A time for peace.
Rushbearings are still popular in Cumbria and other parts of north-west England.
The changing face of shopping in the UK.
Otherwise known as Pancake Day.
The patron saint of Wales.
The patron saint of England.
The patron saint of Ireland.
An interesting bit of folklore all to do with rain.
The mystery of Stonehenge.
One lump or two?
British TV has a long history.
We raise the watchword Liberty, We will, we will, we will be free.
British transport – trains and boats and planes.
Pageantry – what we are best at”.
Contrary to popular belief this is not the English flag and it is not usually called the Union Jack.
Some facts and figures and a potted history of my homeland.
A celebration of love.
A tongue in cheek look at working in the UK.
A Diary of Events – British customs and traditions – updated monthly.