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What to expect in Downton Abbey: A New Era?

  When it was announced back in 2019 that there would be a new episode of Downton Abbey, I sort of knew there would be more coming. I thought that even more so when the story was sort of left…

The English Chocolate

The English chocolate

  When I was still living in Hungary and only visited England on business trips, I always bought some chocolate. I loved Cadbury's Dairy Milk and thought it tasted so different to the chocolates I knew. Later on, when I…


Buying a house in England

  Buying a property in England is not easy. You could say it isn't easy to buy one in many countries and you would be right. I'm not a property expert and can only write about our experiences and in…


The English steam fair

There is something very special about English steam fairs. I'm always fascinated by the colourful rides and games, tents, vehicles and the general ambience. A few weeks ago I went to the biggest independent steam fair of the UK, Carters…


The Tudor Garden

  I must admit, I couldn't choose which era's of garden design I like the most. All of them have a special ambience and they all can grab my imagination. The Tudor garden is no exception. Let's have a look…


Female servants in the English households

Women were employed in various roles in big households and they all had different tasks. In the biggest country houses they employed a kitchen maid, a scullery maid, a stillroom maid, a housemaid and a laundry maid. Let's find out…


Exploring Norfolk

Norfolk somehow seems to be forgotten when it comes to holiday choices. Quite wrongly I shall say, as Norfolk has amazing white sandy beaches that could easily compete with Cornwall's. Besides, Norfolk has magnificent country houses, gardens and a unique…


9 things I still can’t get used to in England

Believe it or not there are still many things I cannot get used to in England. Let's have a look at them: 1) Christmas preparations Christmas is a big business here. Alright, maybe it wasn't last year due to covid…


The Medieval garden

  I've always loved gardens, especially English gardens. The more gardens I visit, the more I become interested, not only in the different plants and flowers I can see there, but in their history as well. I've written about the…


Boats on the Thames

  What could be better than cruising on the Thames on a warm sunny summer day? Especially on the rural Thames, although I must say, hopping on a boat and seeing London from the river is a special and unique…

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