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Category: Great Britain

The Blessing of a Bank Holiday Weekend

          Here in Great Britain we have the very occasional Bank Holiday (which means public holiday to those of you non-Brits). We have only 8 public holidays per year, including Christmas. […]

The Art of the Surprise Visit

Having been on the receiving end of an amazing surprise visit on Valentine’s Day last month, I thought I’d write about one of the best gifts you can give: a […]

Why You Should Learn… English

Following on from my post last week about learning Spanish, here’s the third post in my series on the top 10 most spoken languages in the world. No. 3: English […]

Postcard of the Week: The Orient Express

         These are in fact two separate postcards, both from a series of six posters by Pierre Fix-Masseau (1905-1994) in the style of the 1920s. He was the last of […]

The Souvenir Dilemma

         The other day I found myself browsing through a tourist shop in London. I was amazed at the sheer quantity of gawdy figurines and tacky t-shirts that are hoovered […]

Postcard of the Week: Land’s End

         This postcard comes from Land’s End, a well-known place to us Brits, as it marks the most southwestward spot of mainland Britain, where the land literally ends. Just offshore […]