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Visit Beatrix Potter's Lake District
England: General LITERATURE + FILM NATURE + GARDENS

The Lake District

For the long holiday weekend we took a quick zip to the Lake District, the largest and most visited National Park in England located near the Scottish border – – You can see how this area has inspired so many authors including William Wordsworth…

June 7, 2014
English Bluebell Beauties
England: General NATURE + GARDENS

English Bluebell Beauties

Growing in ancient forests, the bluebells are at their peak right now A breathtaking blue mist carpeting the forest floor… – – The English bluebell is a protected species found happily growing in ancient woodlands and particularly fond of blooming under beech trees –…

May 14, 2013
TheEnglish Polo Season
England: General FAMILY ACTIVITIES

The Polo Season

Savoring local sports, we made our way to a polo match – – Knowing nothing about the sport, we were happy we brought a smartphone to educate ourselves during the day – We were surprised by how casual the event was and that some…

May 9, 2013
The Lambing Season at Bocketts Farm, Leatherhead
England: General FAMILY ACTIVITIES

The Lambing Season

One of the dearest things to do in Spring is visit a farm during the lambing season And if your timing is right, you may see one being born Thanks to ultrasound, the farm sorts the pregnant ewes into different pens according to how…

April 10, 2013
Fanciful Toadstools in England
England: General NATURE + GARDENS

Fanciful Toadstools

  I’ll never forget the first time I laid eyes on these beauties when we first moved to England * I thought they only existed in fairy tales Don’t you love their girly ‘skirts’? * These are Fly Agaric toadstools and are ‘toadstools’ by…

November 7, 2012
Mulberry tree
England: General HISTORY NATURE + GARDENS

James And The Giant Mulberry

…And nope, not the giant peach * In an effort to become more independent from mainland Europe (and perhaps another source of taxation) King James I wanted to bring the silk industry to England * It’s hard to say if the French deliberately misled King…

November 5, 2012