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Stir-up Sunday – An English Christmas Tradition Making Christmas Pudding


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Stir Up Sunday is associated with the custom of making the Christmas pudding which is an essential British Christmas tradition made of dried fruits, but if you don’t want to make your own why not add a little bit of luxury to Christmas and buy one here. A little bit of history … Early versions, […]

Rugby World Cup 2019 – Typhoon Hagibis


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England Rugby Boys Are On The March This morning I was expecting to watch the England World Cup Rugby match against France in Tokyo. I’m not an early riser, preferring to stay snuggled under my duvet with a nice cup of tea, but duty calls and although England have already qualified, an England/ France game […]

Valentines Day 2019


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Love is in the air but can our scent make us fall in love? This Valentines day you may be wondering why we find our loved one so attractive. Well according to Josue Brocca it is more likely that we feel attracted to a person’s scent than their looks. Apparently, our sense of smell is […]

Autumn Equinox 23rd September 2018


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Marking the change in the direction of the sun’s rays. Autumn in England always conjures up a beautiful array of orange, auburn, yellow, ochre and brown with subtle shades in between. Somehow Autumn seems to creep up on us gradually in a stealth like fashion with the nights drawing in and the temperatures slowly dropping but […]

Don’t forget Mothering Sunday or Mothers Day -11th March 2018


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In our busy lives we often forget to remind our mothers how much they mean to us. This is the day and your opportunity to show your appreciation and how much you care. At All English Things we have a range of unusual gifts and presents for you to choose from and we will happily […]

A Welcome End To Winter- Introducing the Summerdown Mint Collection


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I came across this wonderful Summerdown Mint collection and was so impressed that I just could not pass it by. From the foothills of the Hampshire Downs, Summerdown Mint have created a clean citrus fragrance collection unlike anything else I have come across. With the zest and vibrancy of mint and lemongrass you can say good bye […]

Valentines Day Is Upon Us, But What’s In A Kiss?


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Although there is no definitive answer to how a cross came to mean a kiss, the custom of placing “X” on envelopes, notes and at the bottom of letters to mean kisses dates back to the Middle Ages, when most of the common people could not read or write. A cross was drawn on documents […]

Guy Fawkes and the Gun Powder Plot


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Whilst you are huddled around the bonfire watching the fireworks why not celebrate with our Toffee Apples, Toffee and Apple Biscuits and Mulled Wine.  But do you know the history behind the plot? Guy Fawkes also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group […]

A Taste of Trout and About Food Festival


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A Visit to Bibury


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In response to the emails and requests that I have had from many of you I thought I would put together a little bit more information about Bibury with some of the familiar sight around the village. I hope you all enjoy these. Open any English passport and you will find an image of Bibury thought […]