12 reasons why it’s great to be British

Proud to be British

With the Queen turning 90 I’ve been feeling pretty patriotic lately. I love being British. I love our quirkiness, our traditions, our love of the Royal Family and our growing diversity. So let me share with you all 8 reasons why it’s great to be British and what some of my favourite British traditions are.

Proud to be British

Proud to be British

  • We’ve given the world some of the best musical talent including Oasis, Blur, David Bowie, The Beatles and Adele are some of the great talent that has entertained the world
  • One of our own also gave the world the World Wide Web… for free! It doesn’t more generous than that. Thanks Sir Tim Berners Lee
  • A cup of tea and a biscuit will solve anything. Got a problem? Just put the kettle on and find a solution while sipping your favourite brew and nibbling on a chocolate hob nob
  • We’ve made some of the best comedy shows around including The Office, Alan Partridge, Peep Show, The Thick of It and IT Crowd
  • Although we may not be any good at them we gave the world football, rugby, cricket, snooker, boxing, bungee jumping and ping pong, to name but a few
  • We have a free healthcare service!

Proud to be British

Proud to be British

  • We’ve also given the world some of the best pieces of literature ever written, from classic Shakespeare to thrilling George Orwell.
  • We may not have given the world the best food but I love roast dinners, proper fish and chips and a full English breakfast
  • We’re a diverse bunch, driving German cars, eating foreign food, drinking French Wine but that’s OK. We’re still British
  • Our music festivals are famous the world over – even if that’s mainly down to the weather and mud
  • Speaking of weather we all have an obsession with the weather. Normally it’s too hot, too cold or too wet for our liking
  • We have a Royal Family and a Queen that isn’t afraid to get dressed up and jump out of a helicopter with James Bond himself. Enough said really.

Why are you proud to be British?

Thank you to Deramores for sending through this proud to be British hamper.

The items were a gift from Deramores but all opinions are my own.

8 Comments

  1. May 17, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    I have to confess that I am slightly obsessed with the weather . I am always checking the met office app!

    • Stephanie
      Stephanie
      May 18, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Haha me too! x

  2. May 17, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Sport, music and entertainment we’ve got it all. Cool round-up!

    • Stephanie
      Stephanie
      May 18, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Thank you! x

  3. May 18, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    Annoyingly I may have been born in Britain but I hate tea, English breakfasts, British TV and all of the sport we gave the world. Even my accent isn’t anything close to what it should be. I suck at being a Brit!

    • Stephanie
      Stephanie
      May 19, 2016 / 10:33 am

      You don’t suck at being a Brit – being different is what makes you British x

  4. lifstyleandso
    May 21, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Lovely post.so informative.for me what i love about the british culture is the afternoon tea time w/ the scones.jam..and i love you pride for being british.it appears in your words x

    • Stephanie
      Stephanie
      May 25, 2016 / 1:36 pm

      Thank you x

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