The British Tag

First things first: I am not British. However! Apart from having an Australian accent, I’m what they call an Anglophile. Most of the books I read are English, I love the BBC, I’m obsessed with the history of the British Isles, I am a Queen fanatic and London is my happy place. I’ve been mistaken for a Pom when I’m talking nicely at work. My boyfriend is even a sexy ginger called Harry. Yeah, I’m definitely set!

So in honour of The Ashes, here is the British Tag, courtesy of My Little Book Blog!

How many cups of tea do you have a day? How many sugars?

I drink on average two a day, sometimes more, sometimes less. I tend to have my tea strong, with milk and one sugar, but I can drink it any way!

Favourite part of your roast?

GRAVY. I am a gravy fiend. Everything should have gravy.

Favourite dunking biscuit?

I don’t often dunk… soggy bikkies just isn’t my favourite thing, I’m afraid.

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Favourite quintessentially British pastime?

Standing in queues.

Just kidding. I love to have picnics on a nice day, with meats and cheeses and some hot chips.

Favourite word?

Twat. Bloody. Bollocks. Asking for things “ever so” nicely. They don’t really match up well, do they?

Cockney rhyming slang?

I don’t use it, but I do know some of them. Like a butcher’s hook is a look! Thanks, Call the Midwife!

Favourite sweet?

Rhubarb and custard bon bons ohhhhhhhhhh lordy.

What would your pub be called?

There’s one I saw in London called “Ye Olde Cock Tavern”, which I thought ridiculous and endearing in equal measure.

Number One British person?

Tom Hiddleston… J.K. Rowling…. Martin Freeman… Benedict Cumberbatch… ohhhhhh there’s far too many!

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Favourite shop / Restaurant?

Topshop has such beautiful clothes, though they’re very pricey. I’m glad they’ve opened up here, as they do student discounts! I also loved Boots and Miss Selfridge, and spent far too many pounds in there. Also, Persephone Books is amazing, but I (perhaps luckily) didn’t know about them when I was there last!

What British song pops into your head?

Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” is always a good one for a dance!

Marmite?

No way! Vegemite girl 100%, hands down, no competition whatsoever.

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2 thoughts on “The British Tag

  1. Haha I think my parents would argue with you on the Vegemite vs. marmite. London’s ok but the North’s 100% better, not that I’m bias or anything ….

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