England Top Five(s)


Things I have whole-heartedly embraced since moving to England:

  1. Sharon Osbourne is a celebrity
  2. Reality Shows (including but not limited to: The X Factor, Big Brother, Strictly Come Dancing and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here)
  3. Tennis, darts and gym equipment
  4. The Mighty Boosh
  5. English Breakfast

Things I have begrudgingly adapted to since moving to England:

  1. Belts-as-accessories
  2. Fashion boots
  3. Sparkles
  4. Leg Warmers
  5. Cricket

Things I am still confused by/resistant to:

  1. Constant grey skies/wind/rain
  2. Yorkshire Pudding and really the whole Sunday Roast thing
  3. Premiership League Football (I know I said I wouldn’t leave the UK until I “got” it but I’ve come to accept that it’s a lost cause)
  4. The greeting, “Alright?” instead of, “How do you do?”, “How are you?”, or even, “Hello”
  5. The horrible excuse for coffee that is England (I swear if one more barista asks me: 1) how to make an Americano or 2) would I like milk in my Americano, I will hurt him/her)
  • Robyn…. you should learn how to make a Americano…
    It wouldn’t be that bad.

  • you’re a jerk.

  • Belts as accessories, leg warmers??
    Did you move to England or to the 80’s?

  • Coffee and Greetings are one of the big differences in Australia as well.

    Greeting: “How ya goin?” I’m sorry, did you get confused between “how are you doing” and “What’s going on”?

    G’day is alright though

    And I don’t drink Coffee but I work at a cafe. Do you have long blacks and flat whites there? Most of the americans/canadians come and get a long black with or without cold milk…a long black is just 2 or 3 shots of espresso and hot water…so it’s more the our coffee.

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