Aga
A cooking stove/range
A la Recherche du Temps Perdu
A novel by Marcel Proust
anachronism'
Things that are chronologically placed in the wrong order. Things that are not placed correctly in real time
anorexic
A condition/illness effecting eating habits, causing a disorder in eating, self starvation
Autumn equinox
when the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun,
Barbara Cartland
Well known womens fiction writer
Beerbohm
An English cartoonist for the Dandy magazine, Max Beerbohm
bloody mary
An alcoholic cocktail drink
Boscarben Cliffs
Coastal cliffs in Cornwall, England
bougainvillea
A garden shrub
Burke’s Landed Gentry
A collection of books of genealogical and heraldic interest by the Burke family
bursary
A financial grant/award for a scholar to help toward study costs
Charles de Gaulle
French president during WWII
Chateau Latour
A type of wine
Chelsea
A borough of London, England
cicadas
insects that live in temperate to tropical climates
claustrophobia
A condition that brings on panic when one is enclosed in small spaces
cock a snook
The gesture of holding ones thumb on the nose and waggling the remaining fingers at ones foe.
conflagration
an uncontrolled burning that threatens human life, health, property or ecology
Constable
The artist John Constable from Suffolk, England
conundrum
a riddle whose answer is or involves a pun or unexpected twist
Courtelle
A style of dress
Cowes
A British seaport town on the Isle of Wight, a british isle in the English Channel
crise de nerfs
crisis of nerves, nervous collapse
Elder of the Kirk
An elder in the Church of Scotland
Enigma variations
A classical music work by engliah composer Edward Edgar
epicerie
Grocery store
escallonia
A garden plant
euphemistically
An alternative expression used in place of one that may offend
exodus
A mass movement of people, a migration
fait accompli
An acomplished fact
flotsam
debris from the sea
Gloucestershire
A county in England, United Kingdom
groundsel
A plant, garden weed
Gualoise cigarettes
A make of French cigarette
Hampshire
A county in England, United Kingdom
Harpers and Queen
An english magazine
Harrods
A famous store in London, England
hobgoblin
A magical folklore creature, imp, faerie, pixie, elf
Horticulcural
Pertaining to plants, plantlife and cultivation, working with plants
inordinately
In no determined order
Kensington
A borough of London, England
Kettners
A restaurant in London, England
Leicestershire
A county in England, United Kingdom
Loius MacNeice
An Irish poet and playwrite
Malibu
A city in California, USA
Marrakesh
A city in Morrocco, North Africa
mimosa
A type of tree
paterfamilias
Head of the family or father of the family
piquet
A card game
pituresque
attractive, pretty, pleasing to the eye
pneumonia
An illness, a condition of the lung
Porthkerris
A harbour and hamlet in Cornwall, England
Portobello Road
A street in the Notting Hill district of the borough of Kensington in London, England
quiche
An egg flan with pastry base
RNVR
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves - A support group in wartime Britain
Rodrigo Guitar Concerto
A piece of work by Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre spanish composer of classical music
scholarship
An award in financial terms for a student who shows promise
Tatler
Tatler magazine - A glossy top range English magazine
Terrazzo Garden
An italian garden with middle eastern influence, containing lots of marble/stone/sculpture
the Arabian Nights
A collection of stories and folktales compiled in arabic
The Cotswolds
An area in Northern and Mid England comprising different counties or parts of counties.
The Dorchester
A hotel in London, England
The raison d’etre
reason for being
Train Bleu
A restaurant in Paris, France
Trevose Head
A landmark cove in Cornwall, England
Tuileries
Famous public gardens in Paris, France, Europe
turnip lantern
Jack o lantern, halloween pumpkin
Valencia
The third largest city in Spain, Europe
Vim’
A household cleaner
War and peace
An epic literary work by Leo Tolstoy
Wiltshire
A county in England, United Kingdom
womens guild
A co-operative society for women
Wooltens sausage pie
A type of wartime pie in England, United Kingdom