10 Observations About Living in England 

Aside from sharing English as a predominant language, England and the US have more cultural differences than author Jennifer Still expected before she packed her bags and moved across the pond. Here are 10 things about living in England as an American Still wasn’t prepared for. Continue reading

Princess Rules 

Princess Rules 

  Meghan Markle is becoming an official royal in just a few short months. Here is everything she's learning now about being a princess. Source: These Are the Rules Meghan Markle Is Learning During Her Princess Lessons Continue reading

Drink Your Tea Like Queen Elizabeth II

Drink Your Tea Like Queen Elizabeth II

In honor of another Royal baby, learn how to take tea like the Queen. Queen Elizabeth II has a very specific way of taking her tea. Source: You'll Never Believe What You Have to Do to Drink Your Tea Like Queen Elizabeth II Continue reading

50 Strict Rules the Royal Family Has to Follow

50 Strict Rules the Royal Family Has to Follow

Not married? No tiaras for you. Source: 50 Strict Rules the Royal Family Has to Follow Continue reading

What British People Say vs. What They Really Mean

A fun read about the meaning behind British phrases. I think a few of these could apply to American English as well. Novelists (and native Brits) Lucy and Plum Sykes give us a primer on Brit speak. Source: What British People Say vs. What They Really Mean Continue reading

8 Words the Royal Family Never Uses

You definitely won't hear the Duchess say "living room." Source: 8 Words the Royal Family Never Uses Continue reading

God Save the Queen: Elizabeth II Becomes Longest Reigning Monarch

God Save the Queen: Elizabeth II Becomes Longest Reigning Monarch

LONDON (AP) — Fun facts about Queen Elizabeth II as she becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch. Source: Yahoo Continue reading

Charles Dickens’ Life and Works in Pictures

Charles Dickens’ Life and Works in Pictures

(Photo source) Bonjour friends, The winter holidays may be over, but it needn't be Christmas time to appreciate Charles Dickens. The Victorian era author may have been famous for his characters of Scrooge and Marley in A Christmas Carol; but Dickens also contributed numerous other fictional Continue reading

Traditional European Christmas Cookies

Traditional European Christmas Cookies

(Linzer cookie: Photo Source) Bonjour! Throughout the winter holidays, sweets are plentiful at gatherings around the world, and many of these treats represent food traditions of years and cultures past. Even in the United States, Thanksgiving and Christmas get togethers are often celebrated with Continue reading

What’s in Your Christmas Hamper?

What’s in Your Christmas Hamper?

(photo source) Around this time of year, I get the urge to make something homemade. One year I made beaded bracelets, another I knitted scarves. This year, however, I'm taking the more traditional approach - British traditional that is - of making Christmas hampers for family and friends. Just Continue reading

Introducing…..His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge

Introducing…..His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge

  (photo source) On July 29, 1982, the world was glued to the television watching Lady Diana and Prince Charles marry in London. On July 22 - nearly 32 years later - loyal followers are again captivated by the British Royal Family as Kate and William welcome their first child. Continue reading

Modern Twists to a Royal Birth

Modern Twists to a Royal Birth

Even the British Royal family can't escape social media, especially when the attention is surrounding Will and Kate's new bundle of joy. Although the royals will most certainly keep many traditions related to the announcement of a new heir, more modern, and socially acceptable, traditions may Continue reading