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Depeche Mode concert in London

I have been thinking a lot, how and what to write about the concert of one of the most iconic British Bands from the 80s, having seen them for the first time on stage. I did not want to write…

witney buttercross

What is a buttercross?

The first time I saw a buttercross was when I watched a Poirot episode, the “Cornish Mystery” where Inspector Japp was munching a cornish pasty under (or in front of) a buttercross. The strange building in the middle of the…

windsor post boxes

The English post box

Whenever you go to a souvenir shop in England, it is guaranteed you will find the following symbols in the form of a keyring, fridge magnet, money box etc: cab, Big Ben, British guard, Beefeater, double decker, corgi, phone box…

English Pub Names

There are things in life I am not a fan of but the culture or customs linked to them are attractive. Wine is one of them. I do not like wine and have an allergy to sulphites so drinking wine…

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English Palladianism and Baroque architecture

The next chapter in English architecture is a bit blurred just like the history: Cromwell’s Commonwealth and then the Restoration. I must admit, I had to read the architecture of this period several times to understand it. One of the…

roast pork with piquant salad

Roast pork with piquant salad for autumn

I think, I have already mentioned that the only connection to the world when I moved to the UK, was the TV, before the broadband was sorted out in the apartment and after 8 years of not watching the TV…

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The Butler

Being a “You rang, M’lord?” fan one of my favourite topics is the lives of the servants. Mr Stoke’s character certainly wound his way into our hearts and gave us an idea what sort of responsibilities a butler used to…

Berkshire County Show

After a month in Hungary it was actually good to return to the UK. I missed it big time. What helped me to survive the difficult period in my life was that I knew I wanted to return to the…


English cheesecake

If we enter a café or a cake shop or even a pub in England, it is almost guaranteed you would find cheesecake on the menu or in the display. It is a basic cake which appeared in Hungary perhaps…

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