Archive for Category: ‘Being English’

To Be or Not to Be

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Dear English Gentleman, I am a young energetic girl who enjoys having fun. I tend to be wild, loud, and outgoing but end up being considered “strange” by others at times. I want to become an elegant, refined young lady but I don’t want to surpress myself to the point of being stiff or change […]

Merry Christmas from a Snowy England

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Happy Christmas everyone! Hope your day is full of peace, joy, and laughter.

The T Series, Part 2: Post or Pre-lactarian?

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Let’s consider taking afternoon tea, and let’s imagine we are drinking Earl Grey tea. Now, like most teas (excepting perhaps oolong or green teas), Earl Grey can be taken with milk or lemon, but not both. Today we are taking our Earl Grey with the former. We are all set – we have a pot […]

The T Series, Part 1: Afternoon Tea

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

In the first part of our Tea Series, our English Gentleman describes the consummate English tradition of Afternoon Tea. ‘The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose.’ George Gissing (The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft) The time for afternoon tea is 4 o’clock. Never earlier, but possibly later if it […]

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