Queen Elizabeth II 21-04-1926 to 08-09-2022

It is with extreme sorrow and deep respect that All English Things marks the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We were extremely grateful and proud to have had Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as our head of state having such a long life of dedicated service to our nation and as a much […]

Here Comes Summer

Spend it in a little luxury With 2 years of lockdowns and social distancing this is the year to celebrate our freedom and the Queens Platinum Jubilee .  Summer being the hottest season and the daylight hours at their longest, to us Brits it means one thing … going outdoors, whether it be a trip […]

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day as a concept is believed to have originated in the 3rd century as a religious feast day honouring the Roman priest Saint Valentine, a martyr who performed illegal weddings – banned by the emperor Claudius in his belief a romantic attachment would stop Roman men (bachelors were considered better soldiers) in joining his […]

Christmas, a time to remember

Is it just me, or does the run-up to Christmas seem to start earlier every year? It’s not even December yet but I heard the first airing of a festive song just last week.  I love everything about Christmas – the time spent with family, the smell of festive food, the songs, the presents, even […]

Aussies, Springboks and All English Things

Having sat silent for over a year with the country locked inside, sports stadiums and venues are open again. The end of year test matches, or the Autumn Internationals as they are known, return after a watered-down European Nations Cup in 2020. For the first time in 20 months, Twickenham – the home of English […]

Autumn Delights

Autumn is a time of mixed emotions: the summer is over, the colours change and the shadows are getting longer as the nights draw in. For many, autumn heralds the transition from glorious Indian summers into the cold, dark and desolate winter months. But there’s plenty still to enjoy in this most magnificent of seasons. […]

Cricket: An Indian summer and an Australian winter

Ah, the distant thwack of leather on willow, the soothing and therapeutic soundtrack of cricket synonymous with the archetypal English summer. Cricket, perhaps more than anything else across this fair isle, is designed to bewilder the beginner or the newcomer – this most summer of sporting pastimes is, after all, locked and loaded with nuances […]

We do love to be beside the seaside

Perfect gifts for your staycation As summer approaches and the sun comes out, it’s that time of year again to get down to the seaside. After almost a year of being cooped up inside, the UK is returning to some semblance of normality so that can mean only one thing – dust off your suncream, […]

All About The Bees

Celebrating the humble bumble and other bees It has been a good year for the bees, what with the warm weather and so many of you concentrating on your gardens I’m sure there are more around than we have seen for years or is it that we have had time to stop and look, time […]

Fathers Day UK

21st June 2020 This coming Fathers Day seems rather different to those which have gone before. With the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in, many of us have had time to stop, reflect and contemplate. Often those we have taken for granted now come to the foremost in our minds giving us time to remember […]