It's a well known stereotype that all English people speak like the Queen, have bucked teeth, and love tea. Real tea - a full bodied English breakfast tea. None of that iced tea, ginger and honey, chai stuff, no, real tea. I'm sorry to burst some of that bubble: I have a rather eclectic accent… Continue reading Why the English Love Tea
Situated at the edge of the Suffolk Coast and country Area of National Beauty, Sutton Hoo is one of Britain's most important historical locations. Although it doesn't have the mystique of Stonehenge, or sheer vastness of Hadrian's Wall, Sutton Hoo is an important location, primarily for the ancient Kingdom of East Anglia, as it is… Continue reading What To Do At Sutton Hoo
Canterbury is a city recognised in history as a site of pilgrimage. In Medieval England, people would travel to visit the shrine of the murdered Archbishop Thomas Becket, which was immortalised in Chaucer's epic poem, The Canterbury Tales. We only had a spring afternoon to make our pilgrimage, but we tried to pack in as… Continue reading Travel Diary: Visiting Canterbury
Always thought Shakespeare was a bit rubbish? See if my 7 reasons to see a play at Shakespeare's Globe convinces you to give him another chance.
February can be a difficult month for a lot of people. The days are cold and still dark; we're still suffering from the expense of Christmas; we're still catching infections left, right and centre. Some of us lose family members. Winter is always going to be a time when elderly pass away due to dropping… Continue reading Grief: You’re Never Alone