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Thanksgiving Hedgerows UK
Living In England Nature + Gardens

Thanksgiving’s Hedgerows

As America celebrates Thanksgiving tomorrow – a day of loved ones, traditional food, and American football – my family and I will celebrate our fourth year in a nation that doesn’t pause for the holiday – We have a new normal with new traditions,…

November 27, 2013
Christmas In England
History Living In England

Christmas In England

The Christmas season comes earlier to England than to the US – –  In England, it creeps in as early as November 5th after Guy Fawkes Night  – In the US, the season officially kicks off after Thanksgiving (end of November)  – Although England…

December 20, 2012
Guy Fawkes
History Living In England

Guy Fawkes Night And Other Holidays

On the heels of Halloween  is Guy Fawkes Night (aka Bonfire Night, Fireworks Night) * Bonfire Night will be observed all weekend Officially it is on November 5th * In 1605, Guy Fawkes and his Catholic crew attempted to blow up Parliament and (Protestant) King James I in…

November 3, 2012
Halloween in England
History Living In England

Halloween in England

Last night, there was no question trick-or-treating had a stronger foothold in our area – – Whereas only a quarter of houses offered sweets two years ago, I’d guess as many as half of the neighbors participated on the same street this year –…

November 1, 2012
4th of July 2-003
My Story

About The 4th Of July

My favorite holiday of the year is the 4th Of July No longer a celebration of gaining independence from England (parts of the US belonged to France, Spain and Russia as well) this hot summer bank holiday is welcomed by all * People decked out…

July 3, 2012
Jubilee Logo 1
Living In England

The Diamond Jubilee & Window Shopping

 With the upcoming Diamond Jubilee and Summer Olympics, this will be a historical summer in Great Britain! * squeal * * Submitted by 10-year-old Katherine Dewar of Chester, this official emblem was selected in a competition Along with festive bunting and ‘Best of British’ slogans, I see…

May 30, 2012
Christmas in England
Living In England

Christmas, English Style

As my daughter will remind you in her daily countdown, Christmas is only 10 days away! I believe today is ‘10 Lords A-Leaping’ Day 🙂 Christmas in England is very similar to the US with Christmas trees, stockings, carolers, and Christmas cards { generic ones…

December 15, 2011
American Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral
Living In England London: To Do + See

An American Thanksgiving In The UK

I thought you may enjoy some details of my English Thanksgiving yesterday After dropping the kids off at school, I skipped into London with some girlfriends to St. Paul’s Cathedral for an American church service Although there were quite a few tents with protester signs,…

November 25, 2011
Remembrance Day Poppies
Living In England

Why Is Everyone Wearing Red Poppies?

Poppies, poppies, poppies everywhere If you are walking around the streets of England right now, you cannot help but notice many wearing paper red poppies in their button holes or driving with an affixed plastic poppy on their grille Aside from the date being 11/11/11 {…

November 11, 2011