For Anglophiles

British Summer Traditions

I’m super-excited to see my piece on British Summer Traditions in this gorgeous warm-weather edition of House of Fifty.

When the weather behaves itself, Britain in the summertime offers gorgeous options to get outside and enjoy traditional, quirky and upbeat activities.

British Summer Traditions | Pauline Wiles

The article makes suggestions including:

  • A day at the seaside
  • The Chelsea Flower Show
  • A village fete

Did you know?

  • There is not a single place in Britain more than 70 miles from the sea;
  • The Victorians invented wheeled bathing huts to preserve modesty as people entered the water;
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Jimmy Choo and Queen Elizabeth II have all been glimpsed enjoying the blooms at Chelsea;
  • English villagers really do hold contests to determine who grew the longest vegetable.

The same issue of the magazine also includes summery purchases with a British twist and some British blogs worth knowing.

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All images: House of Fifty magazine.

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3 Comment

  1. Reply
    July 9, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Pauline, it is always a pleasure to work with you on your articles for House of Fifty, and this one was no exception! I enjoyed learning more about summer traditions in England and thank you for posting about HOF today on your blog.


  2. Reply
    July 10, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Congrats! I didn’t even notice the byline. (Did remember the article, though, and a desire for strawberries after reading it.

  3. Reply
    July 13, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I never thought about how close the sea is to every city. 70 miles? That sounds wonderful.

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