We love our sport in England with many tournaments and events to look forward to this Summer including the World Cup qualifying matches, Wimbledon and cricket.
Home to 84% of the population of the UK, England is home to 55 million people with London boasting being the largest metropolitan area in Europe.
Accounting for 5/8 of the island of Great Britain, England has the Irish Sea lying to the North West, the Celtic Sea to the South West and the North Sea separating us from the Continent.
We have more than 100 islands comprising the country including the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly.
Enjoying our cuppas, we drink more tea than anyone else in the world and consume an astonishing 11.5 billion sandwiches every year!
We’re increasingly becoming a nation of foodies with several high-profile English chefs including Mary Berry, Delia Smith, Jamie Oliver and James Martin to name just a few.
England is home to many different languages including Polish and Punjabi, alongside several other international lingos. French however, may have been the main language in England for 300 years following the Norman Conquest in 1060.
Weather allowing, many of us will be enjoying the great outdoors this June in some of England’s finest English Heritage gardens and perhaps celebrating Father’s Day with an extended family get together on the 18th June.
There’s nothing like lazy Sunday’s with the whole family enjoying a slow cooked leg of lamb made with fresh rosemary, a good-sized portion of roast potatoes cooked in fat from the lamb and a side of vegetables like roasted honeyed parsnips and carrots.
Don’t forget to add mint sauce – you can easily make your own by finely chopping fresh mint, adding vinegar and a small amount of sugar to complete a truly homemade English Sunday roast dinner.
Sunday is a day for indulgence, whether you’re watching your favourite sport together, celebrating Father’s Day or just simply relaxing as a family, an English pudding such as trifle, is a light and refreshing follow up.
Find out more details about these recipes here.
We’re also big fans of fish and chips in England with 56% of people buying takeaways to enjoy at home as a family meal – we have plenty of sea surrounding us to ensure fresh fish is always available!
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Invite friends and family over for a traditional Sunday roast, add a vase of English roses to your table and a generous jug of gravy and sit back and enjoy some of this Summer’s best sporting events with a traditional English Ale or glass of Pimm’s in hand!
We’ve put together a calendar of dates for some of the major English sporting events taking place in the coming weeks:
Championship Trophy 1st June
England v South Africa 21st June
Women’s Cricket World Cup 24th June
One day Cup Final at Lords 1st July,Football 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Scotland v England 10th June
International friendly France v England 13th June
Argentina v England 10th June
New Zealand v British and Irish Lions 24th June
British Grand Prix
Horse Racing at Royal Ascot