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British Necessities For Your Christmas Dinner

The lead up to Christmas is in full swing. People are putting up their Christmas trees, buying and wrapping presents, and preparing for the big day. Aside from getting together with family, one of the things that people look forward...

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Best Cakes

The Best Cakes For Different Occasions

Nothing beats a slice of cake. Brits will come up with any excuse to bake, buy and eat cake. As a nation, we are known for our sweet tooth and we love cake almost as much as we love a...

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british summer

British Summer Time

Unmistakable signs of summer in the UK The weather improves... "I just can't believe how sunny it is! Can you believe how warm it is? It was cold this time last week!" "I can't stop sneezing and it's just too hot...

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Settling in (Updated for 2018!)

Settling in (Updated for 2018!)

Welcome back to our blog on settling in for expats! We decided to cover some more topics than out last edition to help out our readers! We will go in depth on things such as dealing with culture shocks, making...

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Tips to stay cool in the heat

Tips to stay cool in the heat

The June heat wave was met with celebration by people who spends afternoons  in the garden, and slightly less enthusiastic by those of us who are locked in an office for most of the day. If you want to enjoy...

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Best Ice Creams

Best Ice Creams

 Summer has finally decided to arrive! To celebrate we’ve had a chat in the office about our favourite ice creams, some old favourites were mentioned, some surprises and also forgotten favourites. So let's share!   Calippo   You cannot...

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THE Best ciders to drink this summer

THE Best ciders to drink this summer

British Essentials staff are very partial to a lovely apple based beverage, Bottled ones, canned ones, pink and bright-orange ones, big brands and obscure labels cider comes in many shapes, styles and sizes. Heres our favorites from the UK and...

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Is our food gross?

Is our food gross?

Here at British essentials we know that the UK certainly has no shortage of weird food, (haggis anyone?) We've compiled a list of iconic British foods, that most people outside of the UK would probably find downright weird. Let's start...

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