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We launched this website in September 2000, and sixteen years later, our number of loyal readers is still growing!



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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.


Please put Saturday November 12th on your calendars for this year's Pub Night at the Irish House.  The theme this year:  Agatha Christie.  It is one hundred years since the first Hercule Poirot book was written in 1916.





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Get To Know Agatha

The theme of the 2016 Pub Night Fundraiser is Agatha Christie, so we thought you would like to learn more about her.

The Extraordinary Little Man: Hercule Poirot

Agatha Chrristie's novels about Belgian detective Hercule Poirot began in 1916.

Pimms - the Mint Julep of Britain

Learn all about Pimms and their iconic drinks!

Longue Vue Tea 2016

See photos of this 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.

Pub Night 2015

Photos of last year's awesome Pub Night!

British Words to Treasure

Quotations written by Brits to inspire and entertain you.

"The best thing for the inside of a man is the outside of a horse."

(R.F. Delderfield 1912-1972)





Trivia Trifles


At an extravagant party during the reign of William III, the Hon. Edward Russel, captain general of the English forces, used the fountain in his garden as a giant punch bowl for mixing his drinks. The recipe included 5 gallons of brandy, 1,300 pounds of sugar, 25,000 lemons, 20 gallons of lime juice and 5 pounds of nutmeg.  Russel's bartender rowed about in a small boat, filling up punch cups for the swed guests.

From the UK Media


Trekkies Plot a Course for Blackpool


Blackpool is all set to go boldly where it has never been before - with a million pound plus new attraction on the Prom.


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