23 August 2014

The British Tag! ♥

I've seen this tag floating around YouTube for a couple of months now, then the lovely Helena from In A Few Nutshells brought it over to the blogging world and was nice enough to tag me in it! You might have noticed that I stopped doing tags on my blog a wee while ago; I used to do them all the time but I just got a little bit bored of tag posts and hadn't seen a really good one for quite some time. I'm going to make an exception for The British Tag, though, because it's so damn charming. Thank you, Helena! 

1. How many cups of tea do you have a day? How many sugars?
In all honesty, I don't know. I haven't counted how many cups of tea I drink in a day but my best guess would be 4 or 5 (that's like, normal caffeinated breakfast tea). It might sound like quite a lot but I rarely finish a cup of tea so it's not too bad. :P If you include all the other kinds of tea, I probably drink 6 or 7 cups a day because I'm a big fan of vanilla rooibos, peppermint and green tea with lemon. I like tea, okay? :'D As for sugars, I never take sugar in my tea.

2. Favourite part of a roast?
As weird as this may be, I don't actually like roast dinners all that much... Firstly, I don't eat meat so it has to be a meat-free roast. Secondly, I don't really like potatoes unless they're roasted perfectly (I'm fussy), and thirdly, I only ever really have a roast at Christmas and New Year. When I do have one, my favourite part of a roast is probably the vegetables.... I'm so exciting. :'D

3. Favourite dunking biscuit?
You can't beat milk chocolate digestives. That's my normal-person answer but I'm going to get weird for a moment and admit that I will dunk pretty much any biscuit or cake product in my cup of tea. There's nothing better than sticking a doughnut in tea. No shame.

4. Favourite quintessential British past-time?
Watching The Great British Bake-Off every August and Wimbledon every June! Summer isn't summer without GBBO and Wimbledon. I've watched the bake-off every year since it started in 2010 and would consider myself a super-fan, as sad as that is. As for Wimbledon, I've watched it with my mum since I was tiny and love it more every year. ♥

5. Favourite word?
I don't actually know what words are considered to be particularly British...or even what words I say a lot. :'D I love the word 'wonderful' and, on the other end of the spectrum, 'bahooky', 'smeg-head', 'fud' and 'mince' (as in, rubbish/crap). Wow, I'm eloquent (and Scottish).

6. Cockney rhyming slang?
I only know that brown bread means dead...

7. Favourite sweet?
I don't really eat sweets anymore but when I was 10 and 11, I would go to the Spar or the post-office everyday after school, buy sweets, then go to the library before I went home. As far as I remember, I would usually buy Black Jacks, Fizzers or strawberry laces . :3

8. What would your pub be called?
Ohh I don't know... I'd probably just incorporate 'pub' into the name of a musical. Pubsy Malone? Pub-Side Story? I'll just punch myself in the face to save you the bother.

9. No. 1 British person?
Seriously? There are literally millions of British people. Y'know what? Screw the system, I'm going for James Morton; easily my favourite bread-baker and past GBBO contestant.

10. Favourite shop/restaurant?
I freaking loved Borders (the book shop) but the last one near me closed down years ago. Now, I'll probably have to say Waterstones, Fopp and HMV. Restaurant-wise, I really like YO! Sushi and, although it's a cafe and not a restaurant, I love Costa.

11. What British song pops into your head?
Sorry to be predictable but it's gotta be Wannabe by the legendary Spice Girls. Also, I'm thinking Common People by Pulp, Park Life by Blur, Karma Chameleon by The Culture Club, Careless Whisper by George Micheal, Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners, Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley, Champagne Supernova by Oasis, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths, and anything by The Beatles.

12. Marmite?
It's alright in moderation. I've got to be awkward. :'D

I tag Charli from To Another World, Lucy from Lucy The Reader and Amber from The Mile Long Bookshelf! 
Lots of love, Cat


  1. Love the photo!!!
    I was tagged to do this as well, but I prefer the sound of the pub name you came up with compared to mine.
    COME ON EILEEN! That's been one of my favourite songs since I saw The Perks of Being a Wallflower. THE SMITHS, THE BEATLES! You have good music taste :)xx

    1. Come On Eileen is my all-time favourite song and has been since I was about 6. :'D Thank you!! xx

    2. Glad someone else likes it! I've never known anyone else who even knows that song exists! xx

    3. It's wonderful! Although I was born in '97, I have an incredibly 80's and early 90's-esque taste in music...:'D xx

  2. Loved reading your answers. Those pub names are ingenious! I did this tag and couldn't think of anything. :)

  3. Might have to steal this tag, I love it :D

    Love your blog :-)


    1. Awh thank you! You should do it :D xx


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