"Britain" Blogs & Blog Posts

The Martyn FilesThe Martyn Files

A humorous look at everyday things that happen to everday people

 
Separated by a Common LanguageSeparated by a Common Language

Observations on British and American English by an American linguist living...

 
Old VarietiesOld Varieties

This site has been set up to celebrate and feature the heritage of Britain&...

 
Art and Architecture, mainlyArt and Architecture, mainly

The fine arts, decorative arts and architecture of Europe, North America an...

 


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Filed under: Etc.,Weird Car News No good deed goes unpunished.Continue reading Motorcyclist gives rude driver a taste of instant justice Motorcyclist gives rude driver a taste of instant justice originally appeared on Autoblog...

I recommend the book Bitter Chocolate: Investigating The Dark Side Of The World's Most Seductive Sweet by Carol Off. She says that when Cortes invaded Mexico he found the elite of the Montezuma court and army drinking a miraculous liquid that nourish...

Toblerone, Wyd?

By Jezebel on Nov 8, 2016 in: chocolate, britain, uk

The makers of Toblerone, that goofy looking Swiss chocolate bar with a bunch of triangles on it, are having fun messing with people’s heads by switching up the design of its bars. To some, it’s maddening.Read more...

In April 1817, a confused young woman appeared at a cobbler's cottage in the village of Almondsbury near Bristol. This very attractive stranger wore a black shawl twisted turban-style and spoke a bizarre language.The cobbler's wife didn't know what t...

The Edwardian years (until 1913) were full of music, arts, science, sports, workers’ rights, medical progress, café society and hopes for world peace. How ironic that WW1 (1914-8) brought more barbaric murders, disease, starvation and destruction...

Filed under: Etc.,Weird Car News,UK A British Uber driver misjudged the speed of the incoming tide last week and ended up stranded on a causeway between an island and the mainland.Continue reading Uber driver misjudges tide and beco...

Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969), born in Windsor Castle, was related to most European royal families. Her parents were Prince Louis of Battenberg & Princess Victoria of Hesse, grand daughter of Queen Victoria. When she was a young child,...