Unpredictability of the British weather

‘Funny old weather again, isn’t it ?’ This is usually the first thing my mother says to me and it’s true;  one day I’m shivering in my cagoule and the next I’m soaking up the sun in the garden.   This unpredictability of the British weather perhaps explains why there is a near stampede to the […]

Switching on the Christmas Lights

The Brighter Lights of Christmas The switching on of the Christmas Lights is a big event in any English Town.  Local celebrities or dignitaries are chosen for the symbolic task which is nowadays accompanied by some entertainment and late opening for shops from the usual five or six o’clock to eight o’clock or so. As […]