Tag Archive: British History

Tea and Cake at Betty’s, York

I have always wanted to go to Betty’s tea rooms in York. Modelled on the luxurious 1930’s interiors of the Queen Mary, the very name of “Betty’s” conjures images of elegance from a… Continue reading

Elizabeth II Becomes Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

At 5.30pm today, 9th September, the Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. This record had previously been held by Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, 7 months, and 2… Continue reading

Hedgehogs hibernating in the garden

I take the plunge into the hedgehog property market in a desire to help the hedgehogs hibernate in my back garden.

A mysterious photo of D. H. Lawrence

Today when I was looking through the online archives for my old school, Nottingham High School for Girls, I came across something very interesting. The old girls association has been recently been uploading old photographs of… Continue reading

How to wear as many diamonds as possible and still look stylish

Wearing fine jewellery is an art form, and the most challenging aspect of this skill is learning how many items you can carry off in one ensemble. Queen Mary, the wife of King… Continue reading

Queen Victoria’s Crown

Queen Victoria’s Small Crown, designed in 1870, will be on display this summer in London. As part of the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee, the Queen has released a large selection of her… Continue reading

Royal Mothers, Daughters, and Granddaughters at the Olympics

An unusual historic moment occurred as the Queen opened the London 2012 Olympics, as she became the first reigning monarch to open a second Olympic competition in her lifetime. In 1976 Elizabeth II,… Continue reading

Rare King Edward VII Postbox

I spotted this little beauty at Cambridge railway station, and just had to share it with you all. It’s located near to the exit of the station in the wall. I have to… Continue reading

The Diamonds of the Diamond Queen: The Cullinan V Brooch

The Cullinan V brooch was cut from one of the world’s largest natural diamonds, known as the Cullinan diamond. The centrepiece is an 18.8 carat heart-shaped diamond, set in a platinum web with a scrolling millegrain,… Continue reading