The lovely Charlotte over at A Much Prettier Puzzle has introduced me to the Great British Tag, so you have her to thank for this post!
1. How many cups of tea do you have a day? + How many sugars?
I’m a massive tea fan, so I have about 4 – 6 cups every day. A good old fashioned strong English Breakfast normally, Earl Grey when I’m feeling civilised. Always without sugar though, why spoil it? I also drink gallons of green tea when I’m at work.
2. Favourite part of your roast?
I love roast dinners, and I don’t make them half as often as I should, but when I do my favourite part is always roast parsnips. Thrown into scorching hot oil, crispy on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside. If I’m feeling really fancy I’ll glaze them with honey and thyme, but just as they come is good enough for me.
3. Favourite dunking biscuit?
It has to be ginger nuts. Not because it was one of my nicknames as a child, but because I love the fiery spiciness of gingernuts with my tea. When you dunk it, it’s almost akin to a chai latte in biscuit form.
4. Favourite quintessentially British pastime?
Drinking Pimms on the terrace (and by terrace I mean patio and/or balcony)
5. Favourite word?
Favourite quintessentially English word? Balderdash
6. Cockney rhyme slang?
I know it’s rude, but Richard the Third is my favourite. It still makes me giggle.
7. Favourite sweet?
Rhubarb and Custards without a doubt. They’re just the best sweets in the world.
8. What would your pub be called?
I’ve always wanted to run a pub. I don’t know why, I just love the comforting smell of a traditional English country pub with a wood fire and real ales. If I had one myself I’d call it something silly and reflective of me, like The Lazy Cow.
9. No.1 British person?
For their contribution to the world, Stephen Hawking.
Because I love her and don’t need a reason to, Nigella Lawson.
10. Favourite shop / Restaurant?
My favourite shop isn’t really a shop, it’s a market, but I absolutely adore it at Camden Lock. The cacophony of sounds, smells and colours has drawn me to it since my impressionable teenage years. Both my home and my wardrobe are awash with things I’ve bought there.
My favourite restaurant is a tough one, as it changes so often due to my constant desire to find new and amazing places to eat. If I had to pick one out of all the ones I’ve been to, it would have to be Fim Do Mundo in Ferragudo, Portugal. Run by an English family, serving up traditional Portuguese peasant food that is so delicious it has me wanting to go back year after year. It isn’t British, but it’s owners are, so that counts right?
11. What british song pops into your head?
Blur – Country House