Posts Tagged england

Curry, Chips and Chocolate – Maybe Not All At Once



I am off  to the U.K. for a few days tomorrow to visit my family and to get my fix of all things quintessentially English.  My invitation to the wedding has still not arrived so I won’t have to buy a hat but these are some of the things I will be availing myself of –

A curry(!)

Fish and chips

The V & A Museum

John Lewis

Brighton Pier

A West End Show

I will be fat and fatigued by the time I arrive back in France but ask me if I care?

I hope everybody who finds their way to my blog now and then (and other people too, of course) has a lovely Easter break with lots of chocolate, friends and family and some more beautiful spring weather.



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Knit Your Own Crown Jewels

As the Royal Wedding approaches, I’ve chosen something topical for my Saturday Selection today.

I’m always amazed at what you can do with a pair of needles and some yarn – remember my Wooly Wedding post recently? – but now, thanks to Debi Birkin at Periwinkle Park, you can knit your own crown.  Well, officially, it’s for the teapot but, as Billy Connelly said  ‘Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cosy, doesn’t try it on.’


I have had knitting patterns from Debi before and she has some adorable ones in her Etsy shop.

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Feeling A Bit Homesick Today!

Sometimes the feeling comes upon me and I feel homesick for England.  Sometimes I cure it by watching something very British like Dr. Who, sometimes I eat a bar of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, mostly I phone my mum.  Today I made a treasury on Etsy.


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