Here is more of Miss Scribbler’s list on why she is proud to be British. Let’s see which of these we can relate to.
Tea-drinking. A Canadian once said to me that she thought it was a joke that all we drink during the day is tea. She thought it was hilarious just how much time we set aside during the day for tea and how much we ritualise it. I love tea, it is a very special time of day when you have your own special mug and a biscuit or a slice of cake at your desk at work. It does the job much better than alcohol.
I believe I do agree. Tea does give you a warm sensation that is hard to compete with. It is something that makes you feel, for some reason, that everything will turn out just fine. Oh, have I mentioned that tea is good for your health as well?
Chippy chips. With curry sauce, with mayonaise, with red or brown sauce, with chilli con carne or with cheese – you know the best chips you will EVER get at 3am anywhere in the world is the UK. Freedom Fries? Reclaimed potatoe bits? No thanks, Yanks.
Ha ha. I think she said it best already, don’t you think? To be honest, though, sometimes I do get a hankering for French (or Freedom, whichever you prefer) fries. Still, nothing beats the good old chips from the UK.