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We said farewell to Downton Abbey in style!  See some of the stylish costumes worn at the Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea at Longue Vue House and Gardens on April 3rd.





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Longue Vue Tea 2016

See photos of thise event at Downton Abbey Tea 2016.

Leek and Potato Soup

Delicious recipe for Leek and Potato Soup for cold days!

De la Ronde Wreath Laying 2016

Photos of the moving ceremony at the de la Ronde Plantation ruins, remembering British soldiers who died in the Battle of New Orleans.

Mountbatten House 2014

See more photos of Mountbatten House.

Pub Night 2015

Photos of this year's awesome Pub Night!

Tea and the Titanic

Books by Tea expert Penelope Carlevato . . . Tea on the Titanic and First Class Etiquette.

Name the Game

The 2015 Pub Night Quiz . . . Name the Game.

British Words to Treasure

Quotations written by Brits to inspire and entertain you.

"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."

Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)





Trivia Trifles


Nowhere in Britain is more than 74½ miles from the sea.  

According to the Ordinance Survey the centre of Britain is a town call Cotton-in-the-Elms, Derbyshire.

From the UK Media


Slain St. George and the Dragon statue returns after student prank.


Falmouth has been celebrating the return of a statue of St. George . . .


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