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We hope you enjoy our musings on everything English, from truly splendid shops and homes to some jolly tasty kitchen morsels and awfully decent things to make and do…

mulled wine on silver tray

18 Dec Mulled Wine

Can I confess to being sadly disappointed most of the time with the mulled wine that is served in England? I love the idea of a warming, fragrant and spicy alcoholic drink in the cold winter months. I picture a sort of Victorian bon homie...

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Victorian red post box

04 Dec Post Boxes

When we came to design our Very English Christmas Cards we wanted festive images that were iconic of our small island. It is no surprise then, that one of the designs features a bright red post box. With only twenty days to go before Christmas, many of...

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Sheffield Rain Globe sculpture

13 Nov Sheffield – The Steel City

I live in the South of England and despite having northern roots, I had never visited Sheffield before. I knew, of course about its great history of steel manufacturing ( hence it's nick-name - the Steel City) but after the decline of that industry and...

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