Hello and Welcome to a Touch of British Charm!
If this is the first time you have come across me – I am usually known as ‘The Bossy Brit’ on my Facebook Page called, A Touch of British by the Bossy Brit! You can see it at this link HERE
An expatriate from Britain, many years ago, and now a Florida Gal – well – until I open my mouth and my English Geordie accent gives me away!
Leaving Britain doesn’t mean that you leave your Britishness behind. Even after over 30 years here in Florida, my Englishness comes through from the decor in my house, the car I drive and the food I cook! Roast beef or Shepherds pie anyone?
And of course there’s always a cuppa available when you visit offered with the obligatory Chocolate Mcvities biscuit! There’s always tea on the go in a British home! When you watch a British TV show next time see how many times the they have a cup or mug of tea!
You can find some British themed and tea themed mugs here. Click on the picture below.
I love sharing about Britain and the wonderful scenery, history, gardens and humour/humor of the British.
Brits away from home always hanker after the nostalgic reminders of a time gone by…the way it used to be and the sentimental memories they have from when they last lived there.
Love of the Union Jack flag is very strong as British people are very patriotic, especially when they have moved abroad so many of us have a little something in our homes with the flag on it!
Of course London is the city that most people have heard of and many, many have visited the capital of Britain leaving them with fond memories of that place across the pond!
So come along on this nostalgic journey for Anglophiles, expatriate Brits, relations of British spouses and anyone who just loves, the bright, colorful British flag, and the quirkiness of the British from England,Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Finding something from Home, “Britain”, while living abroad can be difficult – I will tell you about my search for ‘egg cups sometime’!!
That is where I come in – my friends all love receiving British souvenirs whenever I return from UK and I have bought all sorts of things over the years. China dishes, cups and saucers, Greeting cards, Notecards, books, t-shirts, football shirts, prints and drawings and even a haul of Starbucks London mugs!
I used to teach and the British sweets and chocolate (Cadbury’s of course) the students received after I returned, were always a highlight.
I decided I would create items that had a Touch of British Charm about them – the charm that Britain is so well known for and Anglophiles love.
Scenes from British gardens, countryside views, castle drawings, flowers from the hedgerows, London icons that the world loves, historic places that take your breath away, vintage ephemera designs that show Britain in its past glory and so many other things that make Britain charming.
To start with as my free gift to you for reading this , I have a Peach Rose Journal called, “Thoughts, Reflections and Musings”. Here is an example of one of the pages.
The British are well known for their love of gardens – probably as much as tea! There’s barely a home in Britain that does not have a garden of some sort. And of course roses are well loved by everyone.
When using the Journal you may smile when you think of the days gone by when you visited Britain and saw rose gardens in the front of cottages or climbing up a stone wall in the countryside. Or if you haven’t managed to get across the pond yet – recall the lovely roses that you received in a bouquet and the lovely remembrances they evoke.Sign up on the top right or at the bottom, to receive my free gift, this journal. You will receive a link in an email to download the journal.
They are undated so can be used forever. The pages can even make a little gift for someone back in Britain or other country if kept as notepaper instead of a Journal – they can easily be mailed with a birthday or Christmas card.
I hope you will sign up to join my email newsletter and receive the pretty journal to jot your ideas and musings down. Or of course you can just use it as a regular notebook or notepaper.
I look forward to seeing you here on my blog again or in your mailbox. Until then ….Cheerio for now!