Monday, 4 August 2014

The British Tag


This tag I have seen popping up on different blogs and YouTube channels and being British myself I instantly wanted to do a post on it. I think it was Sammi from The Beauty Crush who made it. So here goes:

1. How many cups of tea do you have a day and how many sugars?
Usually 2 cups, one in the morning, one after dinnertime. No sugar, I like strong tea.

2. Favourite part of your roast?
Without a shadow of a doubt it has to be home made roast potatoes, you know the kind that are really crisp and fluffy in the middle, oh my, I could eat those just by themselves with a helping of gravy.

3. Favourite Dunking Biscuit?
Chocolate Chip Cookies my ultimate favourite, there great in tea and a glass of milk.

4. Favourite Quintessentially British Pass Time?
I have two. My first is when you go down to the seaside or a town near a riverside, where you can go on those pedal boats and feed the ducks. They always seem to have these amusement parks. Its not necessarily something just the British do but I just love those amusement games where you pop in a 2p coin and try and push them off the edge. Or the game where you have a metal arm that tries to pick up a cuddly toy, is it just me that never ever managed to get the toy? My second would be afternoon tea, a love of tea and a love of little savoury and sweet snacks presented on a 3 tier tray. Just amazing.

5. Favourite Word?
Haha I don't know if this is an actual British word, but it just seems like something a lot of stereotypical English people would say. "Gosh" or "Golly Gosh", back when I was in primary school was your way of showing your shock at something. Rather than saying a typical swear word we hear nowadays this was the one word people would say all over the school yard. My other favourite is ridiculous, I use that one a lot.

6. Cockney Rhyming Slang?
I haven't really ever been around a lot of cockney people in my life so far, but from watching a lot of TV, the only one I can think of is dog and bone- telephone. So an example of this being used is "I'm getting straight on the dog and bone to let them know".

7. Favourite Sweet?
I had quite a lot of sweets back in the day, especially when you get pick and mix, remember when Woolworths was around? it was like a £1 for a massive bag of sweets. Pear Drops will and forever be one of my favourites, oh my how amazing. They were basically a hard boiled sweet that looked like a pear and tasted like pear.

8. What would your pub be called?
Oh dear me, hmmm, I have always liked the pub called Cheers (TV Show) because it is just short and sweet. But because I am a massive Game of Thrones fan "Winter is Coming" is a nice pub name, to be honest there is probably already one out in the world called that.

9. Number 1 British Person?
Ok I'm going to go all literary here but William Shakespeare. Just imagine not ever reading about Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummers Night Dream or Macbeth. He inspired so many people to write and act over the centuries so I have to say him.

10. Favourite Shop/Restaurant?
Boots, I mean seriously where would I be without it, I actually enjoy going in there more than I do clothes shopping nowadays. Waitrose would be another favourite to me because I love food and it has so many ingredients for recipes I like.

11. What British Song Pops Into Your Head?
I really have no idea why but Robbie Williams just instantly popped into my head, specifically the song Let Me Entertain You.

12. Marmite?
I do like Marmite but small amounts of it, a cheese and Marmite sandwich is yummy.

I really enjoyed doing this tag, it was a lot of fun to answer the questions. Let me know in the comments if you have done this tag and leave your links to your version :)

Happy Monday

Elle x
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4 comments

  1. I love this post - I need to do it asap (or save it for a rainy day).
    Try dunking a chocolate rich tea - I'm obsessed with them!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, definitely put this tag on your to do list! A chocolate rich tea, I've never tried one, need to check these out they sound delicious :), Elle x

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  2. I did this tag the other day, aha! Your answers are way better than mine though, I completely drew a blank for favourite word and cockney rhyming slang XD
    Oooh I miss Woolworth's pick n mix too! So sad they closed down :(

    Elesaurus | elesaurusrawr.blogspot.com
    YouTube - Eleanor Rose

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    1. Haha thank you!, I didn't realise you did videos, that's so great, I'm going to give them a watch :), Elle x

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