Heather's Monthly Articles
The Queen and Sandringham
January article

The Queen and Sandringham

Her Majesty is recovering from a heavy cold at the beloved estate that has been privately held by her family since the reign of Queen Victoria.

British Christmas Dinner Recipes
December article

British Christmas Dinner Recipes

Preparing any of these mouth-watering classics will guarantee satisfied diners at your table this holiday season.

England's M25
November article

England's M25

The 30-year-old ring around London is known for heavy congestion, but fortunately there are many interesting places to stop along the way to help alleviate traffic frustration.

Gurning!
October article

Gurning!

Put your best "worst" face forward in one of England's most unusual competitions.

Team GB
September Article

Team GB

Athletes from the UK pulled in a record 67 medals at the Rio Olympics, finishing second overall in the final tally of nations. How did this happen?

By the Seaside
August article

By the Seaside

Vacationers and holiday-makers on both sides of the Atlantic enjoy the restorative qualities of the sand and salt water.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
July article

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

For theater lovers, Edinburgh takes the notion of fringe benefits to absurdly wonderful new levels.

We say sorry a lot. Sorry.
June article

We say sorry a lot. Sorry.

Being British means always having to say your sorry.

Bank Holidays
May article

Bank Holidays

To borrow and twist a line from Shakespeare, "a holiday by any other name would smell as sweet."

Chocolate Easter Eggs
April article

Chocolate Easter Eggs

For well over a hundred years we've been feasting on the dark and milk chocolate varieties, while the Cadbury Creme Egg has become a modern favorite.

Leap Day is Ladies' Choice
March article

Leap Day is Ladies' Choice

Females of the land, did you miss your chance this year to ask for your love's hand in marriage? If so, put your red petticoats away for another four years.

Birthplace of the Cream Tea
February Article

Birthplace of the Cream Tea

Cream on top, or jam: each way is delicious, so does it matter? Find out why it certainly does in Cornwall and Devon.

The Queen's Speech
January article

The Queen's Speech

The British monarch has delivered a Christmas message most years since 1932, via "wireless," television and/or the internet.

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