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Two favourite cakes of the British – recipes

  Eating cakes is almost as important in Britain as drinking tea, more precisely having tea with cake is the best. According to a survey, most British people think everything can be solved over a nice cup of tea and…


Windsor Great Park’s famous oak trees

  Windsor Forest used to be a huge oak forest but because of landscaping and timber used for building houses, many trees were felled. Yet, there are huge, ancient , solitary oaks standing in the Park, making it one of…

The Little House Windsor

The Little House in Windsor

  In the last post you could read about what is around in Windsor Great Park. Now, there is something else as well which is truly unique and charming: The Little House. The Little House Queen Elizabeth II was 6…

Windsor Great Park explained

  Windsor Great park might be confusing at first glance and given what all is available in this magnificent park, it is not surprising. Great Park and Home Park, Frogmore House and Frogmore Cottage… Which one is which? What can…

Town Crier

‘Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!’ – The town crier

  Does 'Oyez, oyez, oyez' ring a bell? Yes, this is what town criers shout to attract attention. But who are they and what do they do? The Town Crier Believe it or not, town criers are still around in…


New Year’s Eve and Day Traditions in England

  New Year's Eve is all about fun, laughter and luck, isn't it...? Then we just relax on New Year’s Day and do nothing. That was not the case for our ancestors: there were certain things they did or did…


My first Christmas in England

  Is there any difference between Christmas in Hungary and England? What is it like spending Christmas in the English countryside? What is a panto? This post explains all of my experience! My first Christmas in England I thought if…


Christmas at Windsor Castle – From Queen Victoria’s journal

  From decoration to Christmas cards, from cakes to customs, the Christmas we know today was established during Queen Victoria’s reign. Queen Victoria's journal gives an insight into how the Royal Family used to celebrate Christmas at Widnsor Castle in…


Slough’s sweet story

  Perhaps Slough is not the most impressive and picturesque town in the world, but it too has some quirky stories. Believe it or not, the first Mars bar in the UK were produced in the Thames Valley, more precisely…

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