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Welsh Traditions - St Dwynwen Patron Saint of Lovers

Welsh Traditions - St Dwynwen Patron Saint of Lovers<p>Updated on January 13, 2015<p>Ruins of Saint Dwynwen's Church<p>The celebration of St Valentine's Day …

St David - The Patron Saint of Wales

St David - The Patron Saint of Wales<p>Updated on January 18, 2017<p>St David's day, observed in Wales on March 1st, is a time for celebrating everything …

The Miserable Life of a Victorian Maid of All Work

The Miserable Life of a Victorian Maid of All Work<p>Updated on October 26, 2016<p>Period based programs like <i>Downton Abbey</i> often portray servant life as …

Welsh Culture - Traditions, Language and Customs.

Welsh Culture - Traditions, Language and Customs.<p>Updated on July 23, 2015<p>Welsh Flag<p>What is Culture?<p>The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines culture as<p>: …

The History of UK Emigration

The History of UK Emigration<p>Updated on January 17, 2017<p>Union Jack flag<p>Why people emigrate?<p>Historically there have been many reasons for emigration …

New Year Traditions Around the World

New Year Traditions Around the World<p>Updated on December 27, 2014<p>Although New Year celebrations may differ from country to country, the celebration of …

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea.

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea.<p>Updated on December 18, 2016<p>Tea Strainer over a Tea Cup<p>Perfect Cup of Tea<p>There is much debate about the best way …

New Year Resolutions - the What, When and Why

<b>From the American Academy of Pediatrics - suggestions for age appropriate resolutions.</b><p><b>Preschoolers</b><p>I will clean up my toys and put them where they …

How Do We Teach Children Respect?

How Do We Teach Children Respect?<p>Updated on December 20, 2016<p>2008 Summer Olympics Taekwondo<p>I was recently required to record my thoughts on respect …

Why does the American School System have Such a Long Vacation?

Why does the American School System have Such a Long Vacation?<p>Updated on July 6, 2016<p>School Closed for the Summer<p>How Long is the Summer Vacation?<p>The …

A Brits Guide to The Thanksgiving

A Brits Guide to The Thanksgiving<p>Updated on November 18, 2016<p>Living in the US you cannot escape Thanksgiving. Modern Thanksgiving includes food, …

The True Story of Life Below Stairs

The True Story of Life Below Stairs<p>Updated on February 8, 2017<p>Staff Bells<p>By the time Victoria came to the throne in 1837 the system of servants in …

At What Age Should Kids Have Cell Phones?

At What Age Should Kids Have Cell Phones?<p>Updated on October 19, 2015<p>At some point in every parent’s lives the cell phone issue raises its ugly head. …

Why Do Drivers in the UK Drive on the Left?

Why Do Drivers in the UK Drive on the Left?<p>Updated on September 4, 2017<p>Map of Roman Roads in the UK<p>According to the world standards website only 35% …

Baked Beans, What are They and How do you Eat Yours?

Baked Beans, What are They and How do you Eat Yours?<p>Updated on July 17, 2014<p>Where do they Originate from?<p>The beans used in baked beans originate from …

Why are Doughnuts Called Doughnuts?

Why are Doughnuts Called Doughnuts?<p>Updated on April 28, 2016<p>The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines a doughnut as<p>1.a piece of sweet fried dough …

Krispy Kreme

A Traditional British Christmas

A Traditional British Christmas<p>Updated on December 4, 2016<p>Many of the Christmas traditions practiced by British people are also practiced in other …

Planning a Traditional British Christmas in the US

Planning a Traditional British Christmas in the US<p>Updated on December 4, 2016<p>Christmas Celebrations<p>Many Christmas traditions performed in the US are …

Victorian Christmas

Victorian Christmas<p>Updated on October 22, 2015<p>Although mid-winter celebrations and festivals had taken place for centuries prior to the Victorian …

Victorian Era