Anglotopia Slow TV: Take a Thames River Cruise from Wesminster To Greenwich – Full Journey in HD – 41 Minutes

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There's a new trend in YouTube videos called Slow TV, where a camera is setup and then left to record a long journey. There's a popular video going around of a 9 hour train ride in Norway. Going through our archives, I remembered I recorded our the … [Read more...]

Sunday Photo: A View Down the Valley Towards Dyrham Park – Famous for Remains of the Day – For Your Desktop Wallpaper


  We had the pleasure of visiting Dyrham Park last January during our last trip to Britain. We really love the Gloucestershire Cotswolds and this house is a highlight when visiting the area. It was closed for the season when we visited, so we … [Read more...]

Training for Hadrian’s Wall: Spring 2014 Update – Update on My Plans to Walk Hadrian’s Wall, Postponing the Walk, Training Plan, Wall News and Much More


Well, I’m afraid it has been quite some time since I wrote an update about my plans to walk Hadrian’s Wall. There are many reasons for that, which I will get to shortly. But first a review for anyone new to this series. Quick Review For those … [Read more...]

British Travels: The Biggest Disasters From Our Monthlong Trip to Britain For Your Amusement and Education


As many of our followers know, we spent a month in Britain from mid-December 2013 to mid-January. It was a whirlwind trip that was very enjoyable - but it also had a few disasters we thought we’d share. Not everything goes according to plan. Every … [Read more...]

Inspirational Video: Check Out Our Lovely Dedication to England in Springtime in This Video Where Geoffrey Palmer Reads Home Thoughts From Abroad – “Oh To Be In England”

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It's now springtime and England and one of our favorite trips was during the spring in England back in 2012. So, we decided to take some of the great video we took on that trip and combine it with a reading of the poem "Home Thoughts from Abroad" by … [Read more...]

British Travels: Highlights of Where We Ate During our One Month Trip to Britain – Southwest England


After every trip, we always share a list of the places we ate. This time around, the list is rather large because were in the UK for so long (33 days). So, this is not an exhaustive list of every single place we ate, but rather a list of the … [Read more...]

Sunday Photo: This is England – Ashmore Pond with Thatched Cottage – Dorset, England – Desktop Wallpaper


Here's a nice Anglophile Zen picture for quiet Sunday. This photo is of a thatched cottage located in the lovely Dorset village of Ashmore, which is situated around a lovely pond that reflects the light and cottages around it perfectly. Located to … [Read more...]

British Travels: The Echoes of the Battle of Trafalgar at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard


Because of his towering height, Captain Hardy had to crouch below the beams in the lower deck of HMS Victory. It was quite a scene. Gunpowder still thick in the air. A legend lay dying. It was Hardy's task to inform Nelson that they were victorious … [Read more...]

British Travels: Adventures With a British Hire Car (American Translation: A Rental Car)

This was our Rental Car from Hertz - An Audi A4 Saloon. It was a great car!

One of my favorite things to do when we visit Britain is to drive. To me, there is nothing more pleasurable than hopping into the car and driving through the English countryside (or through a city). I’m not like this back home - driving is more … [Read more...]

Desktop Wallpaper: London Skyline from the View from the Shard – @shardview


I've been making my way through the 2,000 or so pictures we took during our recent trip and this one immediately jumped out as one of my favorites. In fact it's now set as my desktop wallpaper. It was taken from the new View from the Shard, the views … [Read more...]

British Travels: What’s It Like to Go to the Movies in Britain? It’s Completely Different

The BFI IMAX in London - Britain's Biggest Movie Screen - I saw the Hobbit here.

One our recent trip to Britain we had the opportunity to go to the cinema twice. Now, usually the first reaction when we say we went to the movies while traveling is that people say that you can do that at home. We certainly can. But there were … [Read more...]