With the twentieth anniversary of the very first time, I came to the UK approach, I want to share with you some of my favourites and most British things ever.
The simple roast dinner is the most iconic thing about Britain – and stripping off at the first sign of sun is the most common trait, according to the latest research.
A study, the ‘Britishness Audit’, found that nothing encapsulates the national identity better than a piece of beef, roast potatoes and a Yorkshire pudding.
The super famous fish and chips and the BBC in second and third to be named the most British thing ever.
But when it comes to the British national traits, top of the list was wearing summery clothes at the first show of sun, apologising too often, obsessed about the weather, and a cup of tea in response to any crisis.
The World famous British stiff upper lip is also in the top 10, as well as saying ‘it’s fine’ when faced with bad customer service and queuing for utterly anything.
The 2016 Britishness Audit, commissioned by Tetley, included an analysis of the British Social Attitudes survey by NatCen Social Research and a poll of 2,000 people by OnePoll.
Well, this is according to the survey. However, I have my very own top five:
At number five there is the London Tube and their messages of the day by London underground.
Please don’t judge me, but Mary Poppins and Mr Bean must be mentioned.
Then the British pubs.
The Queen escorted by James Bond, and her super cute Corgies is priceless. It’s simply British overload…