The British Tag... - through these gray eyes...: The British Tag...

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The British Tag...

I saw this on 'A piece of  Elish' and I had to give it a whirl! Especially after the open tag... who would miss such a chance!

How many cups of tea do you have a day? How many sugars?
Hmmm... I'm not really a fan of proper tea unless there is cake involved. I do probably drink at least one cup of herbal tea a day though. However, if something is wrong then nothing beats a milky tea with at least two sugars to put me right! (Cliche I know)

Favourite part of the roast?
All about the meat whether it's beef, lamb,  pork or chicken!

Favourite dunking biscuit?
Rich Teas are my all time favourite biscuits! Perfect for dunking and perfectly designed for eating the entire packet without either feeling sick or guilty (I presume, I've never really done it *ahem*)

Favourite quintessentially British past-time?
I'm a sucker for an afternoon tea or a walk and a picnic! I don't really like strawberries but they just look and smell like a typically British summer to me!

Favourite British word?
Hands down has to be 'Jolly' it is clearly such a happy word! I think frightful would have to be a close second though especially when it can be used in a sentence like: 'Oh! How frightfully funny!'

Cockney rhyming slang?
Trouble and strife - wife
Though I prefer peas and rice as in Jesus Christ which I'm pretty sure is from Only Fools and Horses so could be total nonsense!

Favourite British sweet?
Wine Gums - I am such a sucker for these! 

What would your pub be called?
The Jolly Wench. Throwing in my favourite word and that Tom occasionally refers to me as his wench.

No. 1 British person?
Wow this is difficult! I think it has to be Maggie Smith... I love her as an actress and I admire her resiliance.

Favourite shop/ restaurant?
Well, if I had the option to go anywhere I would always go back to The Boathouse in my home town. I have spent so many summer evenings drinking beside the river when I was in college and now it has been revamped into a more restaurant than pub venue which is really nice, the food is superb and it has managed not to lose any of its character. It will always epitomise the 'summers of my youth' and will probably continue to do so as I'm not out of the 'youth' bracket yet.

What's the first British song that pops into your head?
Oasis - Wonderwall. I have absolutely no clue why but it instantly appeared.

Marmite- love or hate?
Actually neither! (I know! There is always someone who has to be different). Marmite has a specific role in my life however - for making poached egg on toast taste better... I don't like eggs so really I'm eating the whole meal under sufferance anyway. I wouldn't eat Marmite in any other circumstance but I can't say that I hate it.

And now, I tag you all too! I would love to read your answers either on your blog or in the comments so let me know if you do, do it!



  1. Cute tag! I'd definitely have a drink or two at the Jolly Wench! haha such a good name!!
    LeviJade xx


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