Family travel with flair

Visiting Wimbledon the British way

While the usual signs of British summer are here — chilly weather, drizzle, deep supermarket discounts on Pimms — this year I’m taking full advantage and doing 2 traditional British summer activities: attending Wimbledon and going to the Henley Regatta. These two activities incorporate so many things the English hold dear: dressing up, drinking, attending civilised sporting events and...

11 British gifts to give Americans

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about the 8 British gifts to get Americans (that I would never give to a Brit). Whoa! People went crazy for this post. It was the Strictly Come Dancing, the hit record of posts. Styles and tastes move on, so this year I’ve updated my (modestly) blockbuster post. These days so many gifts are the same no matter where you are. Living in London, that means I’m exposed to...

8 British gifts to get Americans (that I would never give to a Brit)

I’ve updated this post with new ideas and links. Go read it here. In an era when every shopping mall and high street plays host to the same set of shops, one of the exciting things about┬áliving in a different country from your family is that you can actually give them gifts that surprise, astonish and delight – things that they would never buy themselves because they couldn’t. This year I’ll...

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