>Passport: England- Book Chick City visits the dollhouse


Please welcome the fabulous Carolyn who runs the wonderful London book blog, Book Chick City.
I love my home – England is a pretty great place to live, except for the miserable weather. I thought I would write about some of the things I love about my home and give you a short tour.

There’s so much history that left behind ancient buildings, bridges, monuments, sculptures, war memorials and gorgeous castles, such as Warwick Castle (below) built by William the Conqueror back in 1068, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London and many others across the country.

Warwick Castle
Ancient Monument: Stonehenge

Not to mention one of the best and most vibrant cities in the world… I adore London. There’s so much to do. I love the hotels, the theatre (I’ve see lots of shows, my favourite is Beauty and the Beast), and of course the shopping! I go to Harrods at least twice a year to stock up!

I only really discovered the ‘English countryside’ myself about 10 years ago. Most of my holidays were abroad but in 2000 the hubster and I decided to go hiking in the Lake District rather than the Alps and I’m so glad we did. My love affair with the Lake District began that year and hasn’t let go. There are many wonderful and amazing English landscapes but the photos below are of my personal trips to the Lake District, but there’s the Yorkshire Moors, the Peak District, the Cornish Coast and many more which are just as beautiful.

The view from the top of Helvellyn – a very scary ascent, but totally awesome!

One of the many beautiful views of the Lake District

This is me hiking in the Lake District ( 2005)

And of course not forgetting Royalty. I am very proud of our royal heritage.

England also has a rich literature history too. Many classic authors came from England such as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, William Shakespeare, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Thomas Hardy, Beatrix Potter, the poets Keats, Wordsworth and Byron, all came from England… I’m particularly proud of the fact that most of the world’s famous classic authors were born and bred in good ol’ blighty!

The Bronte Sisters

The English are also very much into their grub. A large Sunday roast is a big favourite. Roast chicken, pork and crackling or a joint of juicy beef (my particular favourite!), with crispy roast potatoes, lots of veg and fat Yorkshire puddings, topped with yummy gravy. I’m sure you’ve already heard how the English are also partial to a nice cup of tea, especially if part of Afternoon Tea, which consists of quaint assorted sandwiches, delicious cakes and scones with thick silky clotted cream and sweet strawberry jam (and maybe a glass of champagne, or two!).

So there you have it – a tour of my favourite things about England – what a fab place, don’t you agree?! 😀 I will leave you with one last image: Our mascot…

Our mascot: the English Bulldog *awww so cute!*

Thanks so much to the lovely Paperback Dolls for inviting me over to their place – it was fun!


7 responses to “>Passport: England- Book Chick City visits the dollhouse

  1. >Carolyn, Thank you so much for visiting! England is truly a magical place and I love seeing it through different peoples' eyes!

  2. >I want a little English Bulldog!!! That is about the most adorable thing;)

  3. >Hi Noa – thanks for having, I love telling people about all the good parts of England – it really is a great place! :)Hi Kristin – Me too, isn't he the cutest! 🙂

  4. >Thank you Carolyn!

  5. >I love the picks, especially the outdoors ones!!!-Brandybrandyzbooks@yahoo.com

  6. >Hi Day – it was a pleasure, thanks for having me! :)Hi Brandlwyne – Thanks, the photos outdoors are of the Lake District, one of my favourite places on Earth! 🙂

  7. >Hi. I have always wanted to visit England and so a tour of all the haunted castles and hotels. Stonehenge would be awesome to see as well as all the museums. Thanks for the post the bulldog was very cute!!!-Brandybrandyzbooks@yahoo.com

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