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

How to Wrap a Champagne Bottle

Confused about how to wrap that smashing Veuve or Bollinger? Do not despair – try this video, from the amazing Howdini.com. It’s a pleasure to watch this professional lady gift wrap champagne in… Continue reading

How to Wrap a Christmas Present, by Kirstie Allsopp

A very useful instructional video for December the 23rd, with some advanced tips on pleats and using ribbon to finish off a present with a lovely, well-balanced bow.

All I Want for Christmas Is… Liz Taylor’s La Peregrina Pearl Necklace

The auction of the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery at Christie’s, New York, raised a staggering $115 million (£75 million) this week, the proceeds of which will go towards her charitable foundations. The… Continue reading

Falling in Love Again…. with the Clipper Majestic

He’s handsome. Sophisticated. Powerful. Good looking. A real hunk who will take you places you’ve never been before. He is the completely irresistible Clipper Majestic, the flagship Boeing 707 of ABC’s new drama,… Continue reading

The Dog and the Deer in Royal Richmond Park