10 Things You Cannot Avoid In British Culture

I thought I'd put a little list together of the things that you cannot avoid in British Culture - let me know how many you agree with: 

1. Soaps
One of the first things I think of is British Soaps. We've all grown -up watching them and I always remember something tragic happening in every single one around Christmas time. It was a big event! The other week I was invited to the Emmerdale studios to take a look around. You can now buy tickets for the tour - here. The perfect present for any soap lovers in the family at Christmas. 

2. Tea
All problems in life are solved with a good cup of tea... well that's what the British believe. I only stock Yorkshire Tea in my house (I feel a separate Yorkshire list coming on) - it's the best tea....

3. Queuing
We love to hate it. It's a given that British people spend what feels like 40% of their life queuing. And woe betide you if you jump said queue. You are in for a whole world of eye-rolls and very loud tuts. 

4. Not Complaining
Which leads me very nicely into 'not complaining.' If someone wrongs us or we don't get the service we were expecting, we won't be saying it to your face. But we will be dining out on the story for months...

5. Pubs
You can not beat a good English pub, especially in Winter. The real fire going, a nice pint and some good pub grub. Local pubs is also where you find some of life's most interesting characters. 

6. Roast Dinners
Speaking of pub grub, I love getting wrapped up and going to the pub on a Sunday. Is Sunday dinner the best thing ever? You bet it is. 

7. Talking About The Weather
The subject of many an office chat, also when I'm on the phone to my mum, when I get home and speak to my boyfriend.... You get the picture, we bloody love talking about the weather. Mainly because we have the most mediocre weather on the planet. 

8. Over-reacting to Warm Weather
What's that? Double digits? Well the calls for a t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops surely? As soon as their is a hint of a sunny day you WILL see a man walking around with no top on. It's 14 degrees but he doesn't care.

9. Saying Sorry
Every had someone bump into you, for you to say sorry to them? Yep, me too. We literally apologise for everything and it needs to stop. Sorry. 

10. Sarcasm
The British sense of humour is very dry, they say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. I think people say that because they don't get the joke...

3 comments

  1. Haha I love this Laura, I always comment on the fact that we're the only people who queue and it drives me nuts when people push in. Nothing beats a cuppa either :) xxx

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  2. Hahahaha babes I LOVED this post! So bloody true, I'm pretty sure I'm saying sorry for something at least 70% of my life! I have to say I'm not a fan of breakfast tea although it is SO British!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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  3. I miss home now! Loved this post Laurie.

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