I do like a good tag every now and again and as I am having an English love affair at the moment, I thought this was a great time to do it. I first read this over on Little Miss Katy’s blog – if you haven’t already then definitely give her blog a read! I’m not going to tag anyone specifically but if you do this tag then let me know.
1. How many cups of tea do you have a day? And how many sugars?
This is where you discover I’m not really British. I was born in Manchester but moved to New Zealand when I was 8, I then moved back to London 18 months ago. I think that explains why I’m not a tea fan, it just wasn’t too popular when I was growing up! I do usually have a mint or a green tea every other day or so. The peppermint green tea by dragonfly is lovely if you’re out for a new tea brand.
2. Favourite part of your roast dinner?
Yorkshires. Covered in gravy. Yummm. I just had a roast tonight, it also had really good mashed potato but I don’t think that was a staple for a proper roast. Oh and stuffing, definitely stuffing is up there.
3. Favourite dunking biscuit?
I don’t really dunk, quite like my biscuits whole and not soggy. But favourite biscuit is a tie between the humble hob nob and the cadbury chocolate finger. I could probably eat a packet of either!
4. Favourite quintessentially British pastime?
Sitting in a pub – does that count as a pastime? I definitely do it enough and to me there is nothing more British than a nice old man pub with a fire and pint.
The above is the Hinds Head which is Heston Blumenthals pub – slightly fancier than the average pub but the food was certainly delicious!!
5. Favourite word?
I really like how everyone is called either love or duck in the North. They may not mean it as endearment but it always gives me a smile!
6. Cockney rhyme slang?
Apples and pears, stairs? I think. I don’t think I’ve heard much cockney in a year of living in London. Someone needs to teach me some!
7. Favourite sweet/chocolate?
I love many sweets and chocolate so this could go awhile.. Chocolate my favourite isn’t a British brand but is Whittakers from NZ – it is amazing, anyone reading this should try get their hands on it (and send me some!). I really love Cadburys Black Forest as a close second. In the realm of sweets, I enjoy gummies, especially gummy bears and haribo star mix.
8. What would your pub be called?
I pondered over this for awhile, but it would probably be something like the Queen Charlotte or The Jasmin Tree.
9. No.1 British person
If we don’t include family, friends and my lovely boyfriend, then I really love Ed Sheeran as of late – I could probably listen to his music all day long, X is a great album if you haven’t picked it up. I also love JK Rowling for creating the joy of Harry Potter and more recently, Robert Galbraith!
10. Favourite shop / restaurant
Boots for sure, you don’t get the same kind of pharmacy/beauty store abroad with such an epic rewards programme. In terms of restaurants, I love a lot of pubs but I have really been liking Eat lately for their yummy paninis.
11. What British song pops into your head?
Favourite has definitely been Ed Sheeran as above, but if you say British then I always think of Spice Girls. They were my first concert and I loved them for a long time.
No. No. No. I hate marmite and vegemite and any other yeast based spread.