Heather's Monthly Articles

The Plague Village in Derbyshire
April article

The Plague Village in Derbyshire

The residents of a 17th century village made an incredible sacrifice to contain an enormous human tragedy.

British Counties Recipes
March article

British Counties Recipes

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are covered with these hearty and satisfying dishes.

British Bathrooms
February Article

British Bathrooms

The good news is that your chances of electrocuting yourself are far less than the possibility of only scalding your hands.

Wassail!
January article

Wassail!

For hundreds of years this tradition has included singing, drinking and much merriment--but fortunately it no longer includes throwing children in the fire!

Christmas Trees from Norway
December article

Christmas Trees from Norway

A holiday tradition that started over 70 years ago, in gratitude for British assistance to the Norwegian people during WWII, continues to this day.

London's Christmas Lights
November article

London's Christmas Lights

How today's beautiful and festive holiday season displays came to be, following accusations of "drabness."

Bonfire Night Party Prep
October article

Bonfire Night Party Prep

Nothing builds up the appetite like the tradition of setting off fireworks and other activities to commemorate a failed political plotter from over 400 years ago.

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.

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