I spotted this whilst rolling through the #lbloggers hashtag on twitter the other night and I figured I’d give it a go too! I actually grew up in Germany and it’s formed a large part of my identity, so, as I haven’t actually read the questions yet, I apologise for any rubbish answers! I wasn’t tagged by anybody, I just wanted to play.
1. How many cups of tea do you have a day and how many sugars?
I’m not actually a fan of hot drinks! Occasionally I’ll have a hot chocolate or maybe a really weak latte if I feel like pushing the boat out. I do, however, really like ice tea. Lipton’s peach ice tea! My best friends also both work at Costa, so I do have to give a shout out to Costa’s peach ice tea too.
2. Favourite part of your roast?
This has to be a tie between the gravy and the Yorkshire puddings. My mum makes absolutely amazing gravy, I know everyone bigs up their own mums’ gravy but I’m telling you, you haven’t lived until you’ve tasted my mum’s! Even when we’re having a family gathering and she isn’t cooking the roast itself, the family will usually agree that the gravy-making job should be up to her.
3. Favourite dunking biscuit?
With the whole not-really-drinking-tea-or-coffee territory comes the whole I-don’t-really-dunk ground, too… But my favourite biscuits have to be the ones which are jammy with cream and a bit of sugar on the jammy bit in the top, which my mum informs me are called Fox’s Jam’n’Creams.
4. Favourite quintessentially British pastime?
This is a fantastic question. Probably tutting in derision at members of the public!
5. Favourite word?
Does it have to be a British word? Maybe splendid. But my favourite word of all time is probably the French word for ‘sometimes.’ Which is ‘quelquefois.’
6. Cockney rhyming slang?
That’s a bit of a regionally-biased question. As a northerner I don’t particularly care for Cockney rhyming slang. So I’ll just say ‘apples and pears’ for the sake of it.
7. Favourite sweet?
I love Werther’s originals and recently I’ve rediscovered my love for butter mints! Basically little, crinkly-wrapped hard sweets that you can find in the bottom of your bag or the bottom of your pocket and pop in your mouth.
8. What would your pub be called?
Ted: We should buy a bar.
Barney: Of course, we should buy a bar!
Ted: We should totally buy a bar.
Barney: We should totally buy a bar. Our bar would be awesome. And dude. Dude, dude! DUDE! The name of our bar… Puzzles. People would be like, “Why is it called Puzzles?” THAT’S THE PUZZLE!
9. No.1 British person?
I guess I can’t say myself, huh? Okay. How about Sir Patrick Stewart?
10. Favourite shop/restaurant?
New Look! I don’t think I have a favourite British restaurant.
11. What British song pops into your head?
Cigarettes and Alcohol by my fellow Mancs Oasis.
I’m firmly in the ‘love it’ camp! It’s funny, my dad loved Marmite and so do I, whereas my mum hates it and so does my brother. Can’t beat a bit of Marmite on toast, mmm.