My extremely-uncommon and forever-mispelled last name—Huxham—happens to also be the name of a tiny village right outside of Exeter in SW England. My ancestors left Britain from the port of Plymouth on the other side of Devonshire, so I feel fairly confident this might be where my last name comes from. However, even though I have the means and the desire to visit this hamlet…what do I do there? Just start knocking on doors? Should I contact the parish priest and/or tourism board? [more inside]
Give me insight, tips, and strategies for transitioning from American to British librarianship. [more inside]
I read a fiction trilogy in the 1990s. The first book was set in Britain (or England), the second in a Scandinavian country (Norway or Sweden), and the third in the USA. What was the trilogy? [more inside]
Help me plan my mom's first trip to the UK/Ireland. [more inside]
how can I watch BBC's iPlayer in the US? A one-step solution is ideal, without having to install and configure a system-wide proxy (which is the current way I can think of doing it). Some software or plugin custom-setup for iPlayer?
Looking for podcasts or radio shows with women talking in Mancunian accents or similar Northern English accents. [more inside]
Secluded nature style summer holidays/vacations in the UK? [more inside]
What are the best -- in terms of compelling writing and in terms of comprehensiveness -- books about the "Troubles" between Ireland and the UK over the past 50 or so years? Bonus points if available on Kindle. [more inside]
Help me find some new British plus size clothes. [more inside]
Where can I find old recordings of British folk music? [more inside]
Can my wife claim my tuition as a tax credit in the UK? [more inside]
Looking for great scenic and historic drives in England, the wind whipping my hair as I wind through cottages and countryside. Thus far, The guidebooks and my google-fu are failing me. [more inside]
So, I've agreed to drive a group of people to Longleat Safari Park
this weekend. It's been in the diary for months, but the weather forecast
is not good.
If you've been to Longleat before - is the bad weather going to spoil the trip? should we reschedule?
Why is the United Kingdom still a united kingdom? [more inside]
Reading an unwritten constitution? [more inside]
English slang expression that sounds like "CASE OH"? [more inside]
What are the quirkiest hotels/ B&Bs/ inns in the UK? [more inside]
UK tenancy advice. Our landlord lied to us about neighbouring building works. [more inside]