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This British-American Life in the Kitchen – Cottage Pie

What is not to love about ground beef (beef mince) in a flavorful savory sauce topped with mashed potato, baked in the oven until the top is nicely browned and crusty? 802 more words


Live from the Shanghai Motor Show: London Taxi Company TX4

It’s been a tough couple of years for the iconic Hackney carriage. In short, the London Taxi Corporation – which has been manufacturing the Black Cab for decades – was taken over by a Chinese company called Manganese Bronze Holdings in the late 2000s. 372 more words


Cecil Day Lewis Born on This Date

Cecil Day Lewis born on this date in 1904. Day-Lewis was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972. He is also the father of acclaimed actor Daniel Day-Lewis.


The British attitude to a bit of sunshine...

I can remember a time back in the early 90s when no-one wore shorts when it was sunny. Seriously, it could be 28 degrees (although to be fair, it never got above 20 degrees in the summer in the 90s, it was the frigid decade) and not one man would be seen wearing shorts. 400 more words


Sunday roast at Four In Hand - Paddington - Sunday 5 April 2015 - Dinner

A few years before Four In Hand became better known for its executive chef, it was better known for honest rustic British food celebrating the nose to tail concept. 388 more words

British Rock: The 90s


This decade continued the 80’s tendencies of diversification and exploration of sounds. The music of this period is also a portrait of the social situation because of Margaret Thatcher policies. 346 more words

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All about the wellies

Coming from a city where it NEVER STOPS RAINING (and no, it’s not London and yes, it is worse than London), every person living there has come to a certain point of endurance and it ends with saying “Okay, enough with the wet feet and and soaked socks, I’m going to get myself some rubber boots”. 349 more words