The sun never sets on the English language

August 18, 2020

For my fellow English majors and language lovers.


How to have a British Christmas

December 4, 2018

Bacon-wrapped pork sausages, flaming pudding, explosives at the dinner table… I could really go for this. (Oh, and I love Brussels sprouts. Yes, I know I’m weird.)


Remember, remember, the fifth of November…

November 5, 2018


Jane Dough

August 13, 2013

The last time I was in England, Charles Darwin’s face was on the ten-pound note. The Bank of England’s new design is a great improvement, and guaranteed to warm the hearts of Austen lovers everywhere.

The new improved ten-pound note is scheduled to debut in 2017. And if you’re dying to know whose face will grace the new five-pound note, you can check it out here.


Need to watch those pounds?

July 23, 2011

Back in the old days, we had the dime store; nowadays, thanks to inflation, we have dollar stores. And I’m sure you’ll be as pleased as I was to learn that across the pond, our friends the Brits have special stores for folks who must watch their pounds.


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