Heather's Monthly Articles

Wakes Monday Horn Dance
September Article

Wakes Monday Horn Dance

It's that time of year when Maid Marian, a Hobby Horse, a Fool, and six Deer-men get together for a spin.

Britain's Heatwave, part 2
August article

Britain's Heatwave, part 2

As the typical lush greenery of the English countryside fades temporarily, long ago forts, settlements, farms and gardens are revealed.

Britain's Heatwave
July article

Britain's Heatwave

Trips to the seaside, your cooling beverage of choice, or a delicious ice cream cone are all excellent ways to cope.

Supermarket Shopping in the UK (3)
June article

Supermarket Shopping in the UK (3)

Brown sauce and custard tarts are two British grocery staples. Just don't put them together.

Supermarket Shopping in the UK (2)
May article

Supermarket Shopping in the UK (2)

From oddly shaped produce to acclaimed pork pies from the north of England, the hungry British supermarket shopper has plenty of options.

Supermarket Shopping in the UK (1)
April article

Supermarket Shopping in the UK (1)

For starters, remember to bring along a pound coin in order to liberate a trolley.

Easter Traditions in Britain
March article

Easter Traditions in Britain

Bun throwing, egg jarping, and bottle kicking can keep one busy during this holiday season.

Britain's National Health Service (NHS)
February Article

Britain's National Health Service (NHS)

The nearly 70 year old health care system in the UK is quite the busy operation.

Plough Monday
January article

Plough Monday

If a colorfully-dressed farmer shows up asking for money to get through the winter months, best not refuse or risk getting your front yard ploughed.

Village Halls
December article

Village Halls

Can the once undisputed hub of all British rural community activity survive the modern social media age?

Tar Barrel Races
November article

Tar Barrel Races

If carrying a flaming barrel of tar through the streets is not your idea of a good time, what is?

Conkers!
October article

Conkers!

Proceed without mouth guard, protective goggles and padded helmet at your own risk.

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