Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The British Tag

This is yet another one of those tags that have been circulating for a LONG time, I've never really had the chance to do it because I previously ran a news themed blog and then later a fashion blog. Running a themed blog, for me at least, gets boring pretty quickly as the subjects that are available get kind of restricted unless you run a branch off your main site. Anyway, now I've tucked away a few months of experience in writing for myself in a less restricted fashion and I feel an urge to have a go at this tag.

How many cups of tea a day do you have and how many sugars do you have?
I can't really pin-point an exact number because I don't really schedule my tea consumption but I can say that I probably drink more than I should. I take my tea strong, with a trickle of milk and absolutely no sugars or sweeteners. 

Favourite dunking biscuit?
Either a plain digestive or a fruit shortcake biscuit, it just depends on what I fancy really.

Favourite part of your roast?
I would have to say yorkshire puddings, it would be sweetcorn but my family isn't all too keen on it so we don't have it unless we go out.

Favourite quintessentially British pass time?
I love to have afternoon tea with cream and scones, it's overly British and not a very teenage sort of thing to do it's feels great to have a catch-up over some tea and scones (or cake if scones aren't available!).

Favourite word?
Floccinaucinihilipilification. It's stupidly long and literally means the habit of estimating things as worthless. I found it on Google years ago.

Cockney rhyming slang?
Apples and pears (stairs). I don't actually know much cockney rhyming slang, it's a southern thing that most of us northerners don't really use.

Favourite sweet?
Either flying saucers, gummy bears or fizzy milk bottles. They used to be my favourite sweets to find in a mix up but now I just buy bags of each.

What would your pub be called?
The Foxes. I don't know why but for about a year now I've been fixated with foxes, it might have been something to do with the Facebook emoji collection.

Who's your favourite British person?
I think I would have to say Benedict Cumberbatch, he's just so consistent with the British stereotype that it's funny.

Favourite shop/restaurant?
I utterly adore Nandos, I went initially with my best friend because we hadn't tried it before and I've loved it ever since. I actually celebrated my last birthday with a meal at Nandos with some of my closest friends, it was fantastic.

What British song pops into your head?
I'd love to say it was something really cool but all I can think of is Wannabe by The Spice Girls, of course there are better songs but that was the first song that popped into my head. It must have been Geri Halliwell's Union Jack dress.

I've never tried it, I don't have any plans to either. It doesn't look very appetising...

I tag AJ and Carl to do this next! Apparently I'm going to like Marmite soon enough.


  1. TAG ME, TAG ME!!! I'd love to do this. Also, I have a way that will make you love Marmite forever without even realising it.