Did you know that there are 35 US States that have a British themed grocery store? More than likely, there is a British store near you. Most of these places offer British groceries, goods, books, accessories and much more. Each store is unique. Some are tea shops, some are just like grocery stores. We thought it would be useful for our fellow Anglophiles to put together a list … [Read more...] about Anglophile 101: Massive Listing of British Themed Stores In the USA – British Groceries and Gifts in America
During Medieval times, becoming a knight was a method of social mobility. Beginning as a page, then moving up to squire, and finally becoming a knight. The position was one that was granted for service to a monarch, almost always for military service. Knights became their own social class, though still divided between noble and non-noble knights, and developed their own code … [Read more...] about “I Dub Thee…” – How to Get A Knighthood in the Modern Era
The simplest answer is that a bank holiday is a day on which the banks are officially closed. They're now a day that most people have off. However, just because a day is a holiday doesn’t mean it’s a bank holiday. And just because the bank is closed, that doesn’t make it necessarily a bank holiday either. Bank holidays have a lot history and a set of rules that make them a … [Read more...] about Anglophile 101: Just What is a Bank Holiday?
As a Briton happily marooned in Minnesota, land of 10,000 wind-swept ice-bound lakes, my mind often turns to the minutiae of the differences between the United Kingdom and the United States. We all know that I say ‘tomatoh’, and you say ‘tomayto’, but, before we call the whole thing off, let’s try and clear up some of this confusion, shall we? Date order Like all … [Read more...] about Guest Long Read: Britain 101 – Understanding How the British Write Dates, Weeks and Measure Things Differently from an Expat
One of the best travel experiences you can have as you explore Great Britain is to stay in a Bed & Breakfast. B&B's are usually small, family run affairs where you can get a nice room for the night and a hearty breakfast in the morning. It's a great way to get to know locals as you travel and make new friends. That being said, many people go to a B&B expecting it … [Read more...] about UK Travel 101: How to Behave in a British Bed and Breakfast – Yes, This Means YOU
My of my favorite things to do while traveling in Britain is to enjoy Sunday Breakfast with the Sunday Times. For those that don't know, the Times is London's paper of record (like the New York Times in NY). During the week, the Times is just a regular paper. But on Sunday it becomes this massive beast of a newspaper with hundreds of articles with tons of features. It's a joy … [Read more...] about Anglophile 101: How to read the London Sunday Times in the USA
Americans often get ridiculed when the visit Britain for the way they hold their cutlery when they eat. This short little video guides you in how to do it British Style. I didn't realize that after all these years, I'd actually been eating British style and I didn't know it until I had dinner with a Brit and they were flabbergasted that I was holding my knife and fork … [Read more...] about Anglophile 101: How to Hold Your Cutlery British Style