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Free living parrots in Britain?

When I relocated from Hungary to England, I was surprised how much the English care about their birds. I was amazed how many types of bird food (seeds, suet, worms etc) are available at stores especially in autumn and winter.…

bath the paragon

Georgian architecture (1710-1815)

Georgian architecture is a huge topic to cover, introducing Neo-Palladianism, Gothic and Chinoiserie, which I shall explain, however this post will only focus on the Neo-Palladianism style. I have many photos of Georgian buildings, not just because I love this…

winchester bollards

Winchester and its bollards

Winchester has a special ambiance. I mean the town Winchester in Hampshire, not the gun. The first time I was there was right before Christmas in 2016 when we went to the Cathedral for carol service. As usual, I fell…

footman carriage

The Footman

Continuing the series about the English servants, the next one is about the Footman. I immediately think about James Twelvetrees from “You rang, M’lord?” with his bee striped vest, tail coat and shiny hair- Let’s have a look what responsibilities…

blog report

Who read the England’s Puzzle blog in 2017?

As we enter into 2018 I think it is time I had a look at the blogs performance in the last 6 months. (Indeed, it has been up and running for 6 months already…) I thought, results might not be…

hinton ampner front christmas

Christmas feeling with Grimm’s fairy tales

I love visiting old estates, manor houses, castles, villas, parks in England and we try to go and see one a month. Not only to see building and parks in Sherlock Holmes style, but because the English are very good…

christmas dinner

The English Christmas Roast

Of course we all have seen in different films what’s on the Christmas table in England and also Mr Bean had an unlucky case with a turkey on his head when he was preparing Christmas dinner for his girlfriend. So…

rocking horse

The English rocking horse

Approaching Christmas the Rocking Horse is a lovely topic, I think. Although this has already been posted before, I thought to share it again as the rocking horse is one of the typical Christmas symbols alongside, drums, mushrooms, boots, tin…

christmas pudding

English Christmas 3 – Food

If we asked what the English eat at Christmas, most probably the majority of us would say turkey and Christmas pudding which would not be far from the truth. However, this is a very simplified version of the menu at…

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