July 04, 2014


I was scrolling through my YouTube subscriptions the other day and came across Sammi from The Beauty Crush's new video. I honestly love her videos and her style and aspire to have a blog as good as hers in the future.

She created her own tag: 'The British Tag' which I really enjoyed watching and wanted to do myself.

So a massive thank you to Sammi for creating such a fun tag. Whether you're British or not, feel free to get involved...

1. How many cups of tea do you have a day? + How many sugars?

It depends on two things, 1) the season 2) whether I am studying/ working or not. I'm one of those people who doesn't like drinking hot drinks in hot seasons. In autumn/ winter, I will happily have a cuppa, but in the summer, I am a lot less inclined to. In the colder climate, I tend to have 2 or 3 cups of tea as it just helps me get through the day. Tea makes everything better. I don't have any sugar in my tea, but I do have it in everything else... For example (I shouldn't tell you this) when I eat my cereal I always put sugar in it, don't stir it, so I am left with the sugar and milk at the end. For that reason, I don't mind missing out on a bit of sugar in my tea, haha. Shhhhh!

2. Favourite part of your roast

Every single aspect of a roast dinner screams "PERFECT" to me. It's so difficult to narrow it down to my 'favourite part'. I think I'd have to go for the roast potatoes. With gravy, of course. Mhmmm. I could live off potatoes: roast potatoes; jacket potatoes; boiled potatoes; chips; fries; wedges- KEEP 'EM COMING!

3. Favourite dunking biscuit

There are 2 dunking biscuits I just can't resist. 1) Custard creams 2) Ginger nut biscuits. Now, let me just say, i know 'ginger nut' sounds awful and extremely unappetising, but I have literally fallen in love with them recently. When I have one, I just can't stop.

Brb, gonna grab a biscuit.

4. Favourite quintessentially British pastime?

Ok, I'll admit that I had no idea what quintessentially meant, and had to search it.
quintessentially - representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class. Got it.
Hmmm, this is difficult. I quite like going for long walks in the autumn/ winter, in the countryside with my family. I also love visiting quaint, little English villages like Burford, Stowe or Moreton in Marsh with tiny little markets and caf├ęs.

5. Favourite word?

I don't have one favourite word, but I tend to use 'basically' or 'literally' a lot. Ok, when I say a lot, I mean all the time. It's become a part of my idiolect and I naturally use it in most conversations. I wouldn't say it's my favourite word, though.

6. Cockney rhyme slang?

I don't know any. In fact I have never even heard of 'Cockney rhyme slang' in my whole entire life. Ooooppsss.

7. Favourite sweet/ chocolate

Bear with me whilst i produce a list of my favourite chocolate...

Dairy Milk
Creme eggs
Magic Stars
Mars bars

The list goes on... Right, let me try and keep my 'sweets' list short. I absolutely love Parma Violets! Surprisingly, none of my friends and family like them, which is good for me because as I get to keep them all to myself..

8. What would your pub be called?

Ooooooh, this is hard... I think I'd simply call it 'The Den'. I just feel as if that sounds warm and cosy which is the atmosphere I'd want my pub to have.

9. No.1 British person

 Mr Bean's pretty cool, not going to lie.

10. Favourite shop / restaurant

Any beauty store would be my favourite shop. Boots, Superdrug, Lush, The Body Shop etc.

My favourite restaurant would have to be Nando's. Classy. My friend introduced it to me when we went to Bath. I ordered the 'Portobello Mushroom'- you should've seen the disgusted look on her face, she said "YOU CAN'T HAVE MUSHROOM, IN NANDO'S! BUY SOME CHICKEN, NOW!" Felt that story was appropriate here.

11. What British song pops into your head?

I literally can't think of any, they're all American!

12. Marmite.

I used to eat marmite religiously. Day and night. On toast, In my sandwiches' and even out of the jar. I haven't had it in ages though. I'm sure i would still love it though! Quick recommendation:- Toast with dairylea and marmite is
b e a u t i f u l.

& that's the end of that tag! I loved it... I tag all of you to do it, go go go! See you in my next post girls!


  1. Oh brilliant! I am definitely going to give this tag a go. Thanks lovely.

    H xx

  2. Great tag idea isn't it, I just did it on my blog this morning too. English sweets are the best :)

    Charlotte ♡

  3. What a fun tag! May have to give it a go myself :) I'm a fan of ginger biscuits lately too, soooo good for dunking in tea!!

    Hannah xo | hannatalks

  4. I love this tag! Definitely need to do it soon x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  5. I love that you chose Mr. Bean as your favourite British person. Haha. Brilliant! :P

    XO, G from grace'd

  6. Love this tag, I must do it! xx

  7. So appropriate with everyone's attention on 4th July... Be proud to be British I love it!!

    Dani, fabulouslyindulgent.com

    1. Hahaha, that didn't even occur to me! x

  8. I love this post, I think I'm very British! In fact, I'm having a red, white and blue wedding haha



  9. I think you would love my blogpost on would you rather similar concept with the question and answers check it out sparkleblossombeauty.blogspot.ie

  10. Fun tag!

    Even before actually going to London as a US person, I knew how mandatory it was to go to a Nando's, haha.

  11. This tag looks like so much fun! Some of the questions even work for us Aussies haha! :P
    Thanks for sharing!
    -Lauren :)


  12. This is so funny! My list of chocolate is of a similar length. I might add this to my list of tags to do :D

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

  13. Ah I love this tag, might have to do it :) x


  14. this is a great tag! Great post hun! :)


  15. Ahaha love this post. I love how you write. Also ewww, gross, marmite. But I'm not British so I don't think I really appreciate it haha.


  16. Lmaoooo This is an amazing post. I'm going to have to nominate myself here and steal it! xxx


  17. omg "Mr Bean's pretty cool, not going to lie." - best answer ever!
    I loved Marmite and chip sandwiches as a kid, really want one now actually :)


  18. I really enjoyed this post. The Den sounds like a great name for a pub! x

  19. I loved reading this tag. I love custard creams, and potatoes ad just like you I can eat any type. Your chocolate list makes me want to have all of them. ^^

  20. Haha! This is brilliant, will need to give it a go :)


  21. Ginger nuts are awesome! And mr bean is king! Xx


  22. hahahah you made me laugh a lot with this TAG. Great idea. =D


  23. I love this tag - I'm going to give it a go myself. Big hand to Sammi for inventing something a bit different.

    Love your list of chocolates, don't we all feel the same!! :o)


  24. I love how you chose Mr Bean to be your No1 British Person...mine is Pat Butcher. Haha. This tag is so much fun and it's just another excuse to have one more cuppa before bed.