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.

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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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