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Monthly Archives: June 2014

37 things only British people will find amusing

the queen looks like Amy Winehouse if you draw a wig on her.

Alright, Buzzfeed. Thanks for this truly entertaining list of 37 things only British people will find amusing, but I think you don’t actually need to be British to enjoy these.

Take a gander and tell me what you think! I was going to list my favorites, but to many to name!

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I bloody love gin

I bloody love gin

Here is the perfect print for the gin lover in your life! It’s made in Britain, but can be shipped to the U.S. or anywhere worldwide. It’s priced at $21.23 at NotontheHighStreet.com.

A Guinness pie

I know, I know. It’s not pie weather. In fact, here in Sacramento, the temps have been in the mid-100’s, which is positively skorchio. However, the stomach wants what the stomach wants and lately, I’ve been craving the comfort of a good British pie.

Steak and Guinness pie

Holland’s has recently launched a steak and Guinness pie, which is available at Tesco (for the Brits in the room). Prime steak, dark rich gravy infused with Guinness beer, and shortcrust pastry.

Trader Joe's Steak and Ale Pies

And for the Americans in the room, I stumbled upon steak and ale pies at Trader Joe’s. I haven’t tried it yet but I did buy a box and will do a little review on a future blog post!

What do you think? Are you a fan of steak and ale pie?

Joules in the U.S.

Joules

When we were visiting London last year, we passed by the shop Joules at Waterloo Station. The shop wasn’t open yet (still in “coming soon” mode), but I peered through the window (the French call it “lècher la vitrine” or window shopping, actually the literal translation of “window licking,” which was what I was nearly doing) and was absolutely charmed. Their women’s and children’s lines were gorgeous, lots of sweet patterns and lovely designs. Wellies in primary colors. Whimsical and easy to wear basics.

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Cadbury Dairy Milk pairs with American classics

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The last time I blogged about Cadbury, I was reviewing their line of Marvellous Creations, which paired Pop Rocks-style candy and honeycomb shards into its trademark British milk chocolate.

This time around, Cadbury has gone a little wild and paired Cadbury Dairy Milk with Oreo, with LU biscuits (why do I still remember the commercial jingle to this like I had just seen it yesterday? “A cookie is a cookie and a LU is a LU”) and Cadbury Dairy Milk with Ritz crackers.

I haven’t tried any of these so can’t review it properly, but if anyone has tried it, please let me know what you thought of it. I’m intrigued.