It's definitely getting cooler across Britain in November but it's never so cold we can't get out and about. The dark evenings are appreciated with pyrotechnics and light displays this month and there is a major celebration connecting England and America. River of Light River of Light 2019 is Liverpool's nine-day festival of light, colour and spectacle. It is bringing … [Read more...] about What’s On Around Britain in November 2019 – Liverpool, Lumiere Durham, Bonfire Night, Mayflower 400, St Andrew’s Day, Winter Wonderland and Much More!
Nothing prepares the British people for the magic of the impending winter more than the 5th of November - a date marked in the annuls of British history as the day Guy Fawkes - a Catholic conspirator - attempted to blow up parliament in 1605. Admittedly, it is half a decade since I attended any Guy Fawkes festivities myself; indeed, the last time was a memorable night in … [Read more...] about Lost in the Pond: A British Expat Recalls The Magic of Guy Fawkes Night
Most Americans know perfectly well that on 5th November each year we Brits all go slightly barking mad and become pyromaniacs for the night, gathering around bonfires with an effigy atop and letting off enough fireworks to keep the villagers awake until midnight. But just in case you're not sure why we do it, here's the potted version... "Remember, remember, the fifth of … [Read more...] about From the Heart… of England: Remember, remember