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About English-French relationship – A mini-trip in France

Today’s topic is an evergreen one which can be touchy sometimes and funny other times. I have been considering writing about the English-French relationship for some time. The cultural relationship of these two countries and nations is interesting. The French…

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Blog report – July 2017

The first blog report is delayed due to family issues but I try to get back on track as soon as I can, however it is not exactly easy. I have not given up my plan to publish a monthly…

The Minack – the theatre carved in rocks

As far as I can recall, I had heard about The Minack in Penelope Keith’s Hidden villages program on the Television for the first time. When I saw it, I could not believe something like this exists in England! Luckily,…

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“Let’s go to the Kit-Kat Club!”

Does this sentence ring a bell? Yes, it was Miss Poppy who used to say it with enthusiasm in the series “You rang, M’lord?”, whenever the Kit-Kat Club was the solution for their aristocratic boredom. I was interested, whether this…

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English Sundials

There are accessories that are essential for the English country estate and garden. If we visit the garden or park of a grand house in the English countryside, we surely will bump into urns, birdbath, fountains, statues, pavilions, mazes and…

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Somerset chicken

I still remember how I used to watch every penny during my first 8 months in the UK. Because I had to furnish a new home, I could not afford buying anything for myself, but was terribly interested in everything…

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English Servants

Whenever I visit an English manor house, I can feel the history of the place and think to myself, if walls could talk, what would they tell us… I am sure they keep secrets and lot of stories… I can…

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What did the English use for building – Part 2

Last time we had a look what materials were used in England for building houses/walls. Let’s have a look now what materials were used for roofs. Slate Slate roofs were used where slate was available, so in Scotland and Cornwall…

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Burgh Island and Art deco

Everybody can mention a place which put a spell on him/her, which had a magical and special ambiance. There is a tiny island in South West England in Devon, which took my heart. If you read my introduction, you can…

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Why does a clock in Bristol have 3 hands?

England is a great place because it is full of quirky, strange and interesting things and you can always find something to surprise you. To bump into something which is strange, even for the English themselves, is absurd and unbelievable.…

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