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How I became an anglophile

smittenbybritain

“I haven’t always been the tea-drinking, Boden-shopping, Bond-watching anglophile that you see before you. In fact, my first 19 years were spent in relative ignorance of British culture and customs.

My knowledge didn’t extend beyond Princess Diana’s latest designer dress and what I could gather from “Are You Being Served” reruns on PBS.

But everything changed my junior year of college when I took part in a study abroad program in the U.K.”

And so begins, my first guest blog post, published this week, on another blog — SmittenbyBritain.com, another great site dedicated to anglophiles. I’m so excited to share this with all of you!

Check out my blog post “How One American Became an Anglophile” and have a wonderful weekend!

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What’s the difference between United Kingdom, Great Britain and England?

I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was a very useful info graphic, courtesy of Sala!

UK, GB and England

Jamie Oliver under the tree

Not sure if you caught Jamie Oliver making the rounds on morning TV last week but the Naked Chef was everywhere. My favorite appearance was his cooking segment with Anderson Cooper on “Anderson.”

Jamie’s latest books, “Meals in Minutes” (in the US) and “Great Britain” (in the UK) are on my wishlist for Christmas (although I’m considering holding out for the American release to save me from added hassle of converting measurements) and I am not alone. The British media is already betting that he will make the Christmas bestseller’s list.

I think that’s what you call talking turkey.