Today is Anglotopia's 12th Birthday, so that's the main focus of my column today. I'm also going talk about what's going on with the Adventures in Anglotopia book, the death of Jamie Oliver's restaurant empire along with some interesting articles I read along with the TV and movies I watched this week. As usual, this week is jam-packed with Anglophile goodness. It's … [Read more...] about Anglophile Life: It’s Anglotopia’s 12th Birthday Today, Book Update, Jamie’s Italian, Articles, Brit TV Shows and Movies
This week, I talk about restarting my journey to walk Hadrian's Wall, some interesting bits of news from Scotland, share some interesting articles I read along with reviews of some of the British TV and Films I've been watching. Starting Over for Hadrian’s Wall Hadrian’s Wall is my white whale, my Moby Dick. I talked about this on the Anglotopia Podcast a few weeks ago. A … [Read more...] about Anglophile Life: Starting Over for Hadrian’s Wall, Scotland, Articles I Read, British TV and Film Reviews
This week in Anglophile Life, we talk about the Scottish Highlands and plans to bring people back, a new Ian McEwan book, Prince William and Harry, In-flight Maps and all the great British TV we've watched recently. Re-peopling the Highlands I found this recent article published in The Herald Scotland very interesting. It’s about how the Scottish government can go about … [Read more...] about Anglophile Life: The Empty Highlands, Ian McEwan, In-flight Maps, Plus a round-up of Recent British TV and More!
Many apologies for the unexpected hiatus in Anglophile Life for the last few weeks. We pretty much had to write off the month of March due to illness running through the Thomas household. I’ve spent the last few weeks catching up, editing my book, and I’m finally back in a place where I can create for these columns. So, welcome back everyone! This week I’ll talk about missing … [Read more...] about Anglophile Life: On Missing England, Salisbury Named Best Place to Live, Writing for Dorset Life, British TV, Articles and More!
This week I talk about Britain's interesting grocery industry and how it relates to the British class system, provide an update on the book - which is now done and mention some interesting British Airways news. Plus, what I read and watched this week that I think you'll find interesting. And Millions of Middle-Class Britons Cried Out in Horror Ocado, Britain’s largest … [Read more...] about Anglophile Life: On British Grocery Store Delivery, The Book is Finished, British Airways, Interesting Articles and What I Watched
This week's column is a little packed with stuff as I wasn't able to write this column last week. So, while I do watch a lot of British TV and movies, I don't normally watch this much in one week - this is spread out over two weeks! Book Progress I’m nearing the end of writing my book. It’s provisionally titled Adventures in Anglotopia. I only have a few chapters left to … [Read more...] about Anglophile Life: Book Progress, Bohemian Rhapsody, Peppa Pig, Interesting Articles, Films Watched and More!
This week in Anglophile life, I write about the troubles of the transatlantic budget airlines, the passing of Albert Finney and give a peek behind the scenes at Anglotopia. Plus a round-up of the British stuff I read and watched in the last week. On The Transatlantic Budget Airlines Norwegian, the biggest of the transatlantic budget airlines, is in trouble. We waited for … [Read more...] about Anglophile Life: Transatlantic Budget Carriers in Trouble, Albert Finney and a Bit of Anglotopia Behind the Scenes Plus What I Read and Watched!
In this week's column, I write about the sad news that Ackergill Tower is now closed to paying guests, an amusing transatlantic British slang snafu, the abuse the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex are getting on social media plus what I read and watched this past week. This is now the fifth edition of Anglophile Life, have you enjoyed it so far? Please leave a comment if you … [Read more...] about Anglophile Life: A Lament for Ackergill Castle, Fanny’s Your Aunt, Best Place to Live, The Abuse of the Duchesses, What I read and Watched
This week's Anglophile Life is jam-packed! So, let's get started, shall we? The Safety of British Roads I was reading this past week that Scotland is planning more speed cameras on the A90 through Scotland. This may seem like an odd thing for an American website to write about - why the heck did it get my attention? Well, because average speed cameras are one of the worst … [Read more...] about Anglophile Life: British Road Safety, Charity Shops, The American Royal Baby, Brit Films, TV, Articles and More!
I don’t have much to write about this week. Most of my writing energy has been taken up this past week by working on the book I’m writing (I can’t say much about it at this stage, but hope to soon!). My days have alternated between doing the usual work I need to do on Anglotopia (my full-time job), writing in the evenings and then giving myself the reward of some British TV … [Read more...] about Anglophile Life: On Writing a Book, The Favourite, The Bookshop, Telly, Articles To Read and More!
This week in Anglophile Life, we talk about music while traveling, changes coming to Anglotopia Imports, what we watched in the last week, interesting articles I read, some interesting news bits and we ask for some advice about Patreon. Read on! A Trip Deserves a Soundtrack If you’re planning a trip to Britain or London, I highly recommend making a playlist of songs you think … [Read more...] about Anglophile Life: Give Your Trip a Soundtrack, Changes to Anglotopia Imports, Patreon Advice Sought, Shows Watched and Articles Read
It’s a new year at Anglotopia and a new chance for us to try some new things. We wrote last month about the difficulties we’ve been facing and Anglotopia readers answered the call by donating to our operating fund. We cannot thank you enough (while we reached our target, we're keeping donations open). Giving some thought to things over the Christmas break, we have many ideas to … [Read more...] about Welcome to 2019 And A New Concept for Anglotopia: The Anglophile Life – The Sounds of England, New Design, What We Watched and Read – Feedback Welcome!