An Englishman’s Home is his Downton Abbey

How can we carry on now that Downton Abbey is off our screens until the autumn? I have found some solace in the Past Times sale, which is offering a range of official… Continue reading

War Horse: A Spielberg Masterpiece

War Horse lives up to all the rave reviews – it’s a daring and bold war epic filled with heart and spirit that will leave you deeply moved. This film is all about the… Continue reading

2011 in Review (Updated)

A very big “thank you” to all my readers for your support this year – I hope you all have a fabulous 2012 🙂 The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual… Continue reading

Vinnie Jones’ “Hard and Fast”

Hard man Vinnie Jones stars in the British Heart Foundation’s awareness ad campaign, Hard and Fast Hands-Only CPR:

The Woman Who Shaped the Windsors

The second half of the two-part documentary “King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy” was an absorbing portrait of Queen Mary. I have to admit that I was previously… Continue reading

British Stars of 2011

The Dowager Countess of Grantham has graced our screens once again this year, and her pithy, witty and catty remarks have had us chuckling for hours: While we take a look back at… Continue reading

Rookie Reindeer Trashes Christmas

It seems that one Reindeer got the wrong end of the stick on Christmas Eve and instead of parking the sledge on the roof while Santa delivered presents, he decided to come in… Continue reading

H. M. The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast, 2011

It’s something of a British tradition for the monarch to address the country on Christmas day at 3 o’clock, and this year’s message from The Queen considered the importance of family, friends and… Continue reading

Merry Christmas to One and All

I hope that all my readers are thoroughly enjoying a splendid Christmas, be it either in the bosom of the family home here in Blighty or on a sun-kissed beach on a tropical… Continue reading