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The Sun is Shining and Summer is Upon Us – What to do in the U.K. in June

The sun is out and everyone is looking forward to getting out of the house and exploring London and its environs! There’s the London Eye, Secret Gardens and fabulous Lidos just waiting for you! The Open Garden Squares Weekend is always a favourite. Behold the beauty of flowers in bloom! There is nothing more summery and beautiful then flowers in bloom in fully colourful.  London’s hidden...

Most Desired Cities to Live In for Top Global Talent in 2024

What are some of the most desired cities to live in for top global corporate talent according to a 2024 Global Talent Report as reported out by CNBC in May 2024 (click to read news article)? LONDON is no# 1Amersterdam is # 2Dubai is #3  London and landmarks According to the CNBC report, the city of London is no#1 due to English being the primary language, London has a...

Urban Gardening

Urban Gardens - Self-sustaining Ecosystems Woman enjoying Urban Gardening Urban Gardens are becoming more and more popular! April is a good time to sow seeds and if the frost hasn’t passed then sow them indoors and start the plant indoors to ensure success. Urban Garden on Patio   Most garden centers will sell pellets (typically filled with peat moss) which provide acceptable “housing” for...

Will You Marry Me?

Most Romantic Ideas for Marriage Proposals in London A marriage proposal is one of the most nerve-wracking yet important questions that one could ever ask in one's lifetime - it’s so important that one wants everything about the pitch, setting, emotion, location, scenery, etc. to be absolutely perfect -  so that the answer to the question is . . .  “Yes!” The location and setting is...

What are the BEST Holiday drinks to serve your Guests this Holiday Season?

Well, it depends . . .  Are you throwing an impromptu soiree or a complete Christmas feast? If you’re throwing a little get together with appetizers and a fun holiday beverage here’s some favourites. MULLED WINE Mulled wine is a always a favourite as it’s so earthy. Filled with color from the citrus fruits and spiced with organic herbs such as rosemary. We grow our own but many...

What is your favourite Christmas tradition?

Christmas is a favourite time of year in the United Kingdom! It is usually celebrated on December 25th. Prince Albert, who was from Germany, made the Christmas tree popular when he presented Queen Victoria with one as a Christmas present. The idea was novel and caught on! Most homes honor this tradition with hosting a Christmas tree which is traditionally done with a fir tree decorated with...

What is Boxing Day all about in the U.K.?

What is so unique about Boxing Day? Boxing day was originally called the day of the Christmas Box.  What is a “Christmas Box”?  The Christmas box was given to servants or tradespeople the day after Christmas. As servants had to serve on Christmas day, they typically received the day AFTER Christmas off of work. They were also given a Christmas Box which held a type of tip...

Christmas 2023 in the U.K.

 Christmas Trees Christmas is a favourite time of year in the United Kingdom! It is usually celebrated on December 25th. Prince Albert, who was from Germany, made the Christmas tree popular when he presented Queen Victoria with one as a Christmas present. The idea was novel and caught on! Most homes honor this tradition with hosting a Christmas tree which is traditionally done with a fir...

Hello November!

Hello November! November is a good time to “batten down the hatches” as they say and prepare for the oncoming onslaught of Winter. In your home, it’s a good time to seal all of the possible openings between your interior and harsh cold coming in from the exterior. Cleaning your chimney before winter will help to prevent soot from coming inside your house rather than going up and out! A...

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