Month: January 2020

What are Ready Salted Crisps? The Quirky History of “A Packet of Ready Salted”

ready salted vs salt and shake crisps

If you’ve travelled in the UK or watched a lot of British TV, you may have encountered “ready salted crisps” and wondered what they are, or how they got their name. Why do they bother to specify “ready salted”? Does anyone even sell unsalted crisps? Why don’t they just call them plain, or original? What …

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Lonely Planet Travel Guides for Great Britain

travel guides to britain

January 15-20 in 2020: Lonely Planet is having their big sale – 45% off all their travel guides, no coupon code needed. Click HERE to shop the sale, or browse the featured guides from the British Isles below (all of which are on sale for these five days).   Whether you’re actively planning a trip …

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Understanding British Money: What’s a Quid? A Shilling?

British money has a lengthy history, so it’s not surprising that it’s evolved and changed over the years. Whether you’re watching British TV, reading British books, or just planning a trip to the UK, it’s understandable you might have questions about how it works. Even among Brits, you’ll find many don’t understand the older British …

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Where to Get the Yellow Coat from Keeping Faith

If you’ve watched the Welsh drama Keeping Faith over on Acorn TV, you’ve no doubt seen the bright yellow mac (waterproof coat) Eve Myles wears as Faith Howells. It’s almost like a character in its own right. Side Note: If you haven’t already seen it, Season 2 of Keeping Faith is now available. It’s safe …

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