Tag: british culture

An A-Z of Great Britain

An A-Z of Great Britain

For the Blogging A-Z Challenge 2014, my theme was an A-Z of Great Britain. Throughout April I blogged about British music, literature, TV, film, food, wildlife and culture. Here is the master list of posts: A is for AuthorsB is for BandsC is for Cadbury ChocolateD is for Doctor WhoE is for EtiquetteF is for Fish and ChipsG is for GlossaryH is for HumourI is for InventionsJ is for James BondK is for King ArthurL is for LondonM is for MarmiteN is for NHSO is for Oak TreeP is for Phone Booths and Post BoxesQ is for The QueenR is […]


W is for Wildlife

W is for Wildlife

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Great Britain, covering as much as I can about British music, literature, TV and film, food, wildlife and culture. For the letter ‘W’ I have chosen Wildlife. There aren’t many species of animal that are unique to the UK because of frequent glaciations and former land bridges connecting us to continental Europe. A few endemic species are the Pied Wagtail, Irish […]


V is for Voting

V is for Voting

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Great Britain, covering as much as I can about British music, literature, TV and film, food, wildlife and culture. For the letter ‘V’ I have chosen Voting. I rarely delve into the realm of politics, but I’ve decided to give it a go. There are two main types of voting systems in the UK: First Past the Post (FPTP) and Proportional […]


U is for Union Jack

U is for Union Jack

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Great Britain, covering as much as I can about British music, literature, TV and film, food, wildlife and culture. For the letter ‘U’ I have chosen Union Jack. This is the UK’s national flag. It is based on the flag of Great Britain, which was created in the early 1600s when King James VI of Scotland inherited the English and Irish […]


T is for Tea!

T is for Tea!

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Great Britain, covering as much as I can about British music, literature, TV and film, food, wildlife and culture. For the letter ‘T’ I have chosen Tea! There are over 3000 types of tea in the world and all of them come from the same plant-camellia sinensis. Britain is renowned for it’s love of tea, and I can’t really argue with that […]


S is for Sherlock Holmes

S is for Sherlock Holmes

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Great Britain, covering as much as I can about British music, literature, TV and film, food, wildlife and culture. For the letter ‘S’ I have chosen Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by the British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes is famous for his fantastic logical reasoning and methods of “deduction”, forensic science skills and the ability […]


R is for Robin Hood

R is for Robin Hood

We’re now into the fourth week of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Great Britain, covering as much as I can about British music, literature, TV and film, food, wildlife and culture. For the letter ‘R’ I have chosen Robin Hood. Like King Arthur, Robin Hood is a legendary British hero who became popular during medieval times. He is portrayed as a noble outlaw known for ‘stealing from the rich to […]


Q is for the Queen

Q is for the Queen

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Great Britain, covering as much as I can about British music, literature, TV and film, food, wildlife and culture. For the letter ‘Q’ I have chosen the Queen. Like Marmite, she seems to be a figure either adored or despised by the rest of the world. Most British people have more neutral feelings towards her. We celebrate the monarchy on occasions like […]