The Lifestyle Post #8: The British Tag!

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So I recently watched one of Essie Button’s videos and she was taking part in The British Tag, which is twelve questions created by Sammi from Beauty Crush all about the best culture in the world (obv!) – the culture of Great Britain! I think originally Sammi intended this to be a YouTube tag but since I am firmly in the realm of blogging I am gonna bring it over to this world too! So here goes my twelve questions all about being typically British…

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

I would say on average I have about 3/4 a day. A cup of tea in the morning is a must and then I will usually have one when I get to work too. I’m not too keen on a cup of tea in the afternoon but getting cosy with a nice brew on the evening is one of my favourite parts of the day. So yeah, big tea lover over here!

2. Favourite part of your roast?

For me it’s all about the carbs on a roast dinner. Big, beautiful yorkshire puddings and really crispy roast potatoes are my absolute favourite part, and they have to be teamed with a nice rich gravy – serious cravings now!

3. Favourite dunking biscuit?

This is a more difficult one because I actually have a few favs! I am gonna narrow it down to my top three which I think would be cow biscuits, chocolate digestives and custard creams, hell yes.

4. Favourite quintessentially British pastime?

I think this would probably have to be watching Wimbledon in the summer with a glass of Pimms and Strawberries and Cream. Wimbledon is one of my favourite sporting events and this year I was in London for the final and watched it on a big screen on Kings Road (so cool!). Next year I am determined to go one step further and watch some of it live.

5. Favourite word?

Pucca! (said in a Jamie Oliver style down souf’ accent). I also really love the world ‘bugger’ – it reminds me of Hugh Grant – and what’s more British than Hugh?

6. Cockney rhyme slang?

I always remember a bit of cockney rhyming slang that I heard in an old Mary Kate and Ashley film and it’s the first one I bring out when I am doing my best cockney impression…

“don’t jimmy riddle in the back o’ me jam jar” which translates too “don’t wee in the back of my car!”

7. Favourite sweet?

I love a good rhubarb and custard but I also love millions! Although they did used to give me really bad jaw ache…

8. What would your pub be called?

oooh that’s a tough one – something that sounds really country bumpkiny like “The porky pug” – I love really traditional country pubs!

9. No.1 British person?

Harry Potter defo. Although I do love Simon Cowell.

10. Favourite shop / Restaurant?

Favourite shop would probably be Topshop – a bit predictable but let’s face it it’s amazing and totally reps Britain all over the world.

Favourite restaurant, I am going to say Sams in Fowey, Cornwall. They do amazing authentic cornish seafood and pasties and serve gigantic portions!

11. What british song pops into your head?

Spice Girls – Say You’ll Be There

12. Marmite?


So that was me! It was actually super fun to think about some of the little things that are a part of being British!

I now tag the following ten people to answer these questions:

Beauty Baking and Babbling, Grubs Up, Sleek-Chic, Emily-Jane, Gastronomic Gorman, Me add Three, Florence and Belle, Glambambini, Salt and Chic, Definitely My Cup of Tea.

Happy answering – I’m off to put the kettle on.

Charlotte x