8 Important British Christmas Traditions That You Might Not Know About

Friday, December 21, 2018

1. Christmas Crackers


Don’t be fooled by the name – this isn’t a biscuit-style cracker, or in fact edible at all. Rather, a Christmas cracker is a cardboard tube covered in decorative paper and tied into twists at both end with a prize inside it (usually a paper crown, a bad Christmas joke, and a novelty item such as a mini pack of cards or a comb).
Everyone has a cracker by their seat at the table. You and a partner both pull an end, and the cracker splits with a bang – there’s a ‘snap’ inside that makes a noise. The person who has the larger end wins.
You usually wear the crown for 5 minutes until it falls off, read the jokes out loud to a tableful of groans, and then forget to take your gift home with you, so whoever clears up gets 12 giant paperclips and flimsy screwdrivers.

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Where to try Fish and Chips in Exeter

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Crispy golden batter, soft white fish, the fluffy crunch of potato with a zing of vinegar and the salty sea...

Ah, fish and chips. What would us Brits do without it? What else would we eat, sitting on Exmouth beach in tightly-hooded rain jackets on a cold, windy day, refusing to accept we should really be indoors?

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Best Bookshops in Exeter

Monday, July 23, 2018

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Do you buy a book every time you go abroad?

We get it: When you visit a foreign country, there’s nothing quite like taking a piece of the local language home with you.

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Colleton Crescent: 5 Things You Didn't Know

Monday, July 16, 2018

If you have already visited IPC, you will have felt the magic of walking through the school’s front door for the first time. But how much do you really know about our historic home?

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