Sallyh

What do you miss about England? Need ideas for British stall...

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    The reason I am asking, is that a friend in Canada has volunteered to do a British stall for some kind of womens expo. So she needs to think of English / British things to have on display, maybe an activity to 'do', etc.

     

    What is quintissentially British???

     

    Apparently they don't hang washing out in Canada, (like America) so clothes line has been suggested!

     

    If you were doing a British stall here, what would you put on it, to give people an idea of British culture / food / etc?

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    Guest thekings

    An umberella for a start :biglaugh::biglaugh:

    Bowler hat

     

    Battered Cod & Chips

     

    Warm bitter :arghh:

     

    British Bobby :policeman:

     

    Red telephone boxes (rare now)

     

    The Queen

     

    BTW I wont necessarily miss these things, just think they are very british.

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    A door with a built in letter box?

     

    Brilliant I would love one!

     

    Double decker buses and a cold room with frost and thick fog! which I really don't miss.

     

    A nice curry

     

    Vinegar

     

    Pickle

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    Guest Im Here

    Mushy pea's

    Steak n kidney puddings (mmm)

    Galaxy chocolate

     

    Minds gone blank now lol

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    Guest Andrew&Ren

    A decent cup of tea (Pg tips!) and a rich tea/digestive/hobnob biscuit to dunk in it!

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    Ah, good plan for an activity! Cup of (good) tea and a biscuit to learn how to dunk. Assuming Canadians don't do that sort of thing!

     

    Keep them coming!

     

    My personal favourite biscuit to miss is bourbons. I really miss sneaking them behind cupboard doors when the children were looking. I used to give days bourbon ratings...

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    Guest Im Here

    oooo got one a proper hanky tied with 4 nots in and placed on head

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    steak and kidney puddings, british bulldogs, good old fry up, policemans helmet, morris dancing could be a good activity lol, scrumpy, cricket, sherlock holmes, conkers???, cheese rolling, bog snorkelling lol, gurning, big ben, black puddings ........cant think of anymore for now lol

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    Guest Roo1

    Typically Northern but maybe not typically British is a old gentleman, sitting in the corner of a pub, reading the gee gee race time table, sipping half a pint of warm beer, with a whippet by his feet.

    Go into any pub "up North" and you'll see the guy I mean ;)

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    Guest nishman

    Soon after we arrived, I did a interview for the tizer and they wanted to theme it with photo to highlight something "typcially British". I brought along a dimpled pint pot and a four pack of Boddingtons (chilled though, never warm) :)

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    Guest Aussie pat

    Aussie Pat's other half here

     

    I wouldn't say I miss much - I like both UK and Australia and appreciate the positives of both. But anyway - an Ordnance Survey map, an aerial photo, or any photo, of the Yorkshire Dales, and/or the Lake District, a photo of a British pub, kids playing soccer or any game on a freezing/ rainy winter's day with their faithful parents shivering on the touchlines.

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    I suppose you'd have to have a Man U shirt hanging on the stand too - probably with Beckham's name on it! - as when my sister has travelled around the world, even in the most remote African villages, when they hear she's from England they chant "David Beckham" and "Manchester United"...

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    The Footy,BBC Radio 2,British TV and sense of Humour,easy travel to Spain etc,the Seasons and smell of fresh cut grass,and the dawn Chorus.:wacko:

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    Guest JayBone

    Marmite

    Traffic Jams,

    The Avon Lady,

    Imperial Leather soap,

    The Lake District,

    The classic British car Mechanic with the 'tooth dryer' inhalation of air when you tell him what's wrong!

    People with two lions from the garden centre outside their front door??...Gnomes!!

    etc etc

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    What about Bonfire Night

     

    Tina

     

     

    Winter Solstice up in the hills - Mylor Priimary School - everything you could ask for!

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    Bonfire night? Hooligans running around throwing bangers etc in letterboxes, no thanks!!!

     

     

    You cynic, you! Mylor fireworks is..... big bonfire with kids toasting marshmallows on the end of long sticks....hot pumpkin soup available by the cupful....hot sausages for sale....mulled wine....kids running around in a big field with glow sticks, having fun....fantastic organised firework display and lots of "oohs" and "aahs"! They don't symbolically burn a set of old clothes, sewn together to resemble a man and stuffed with newspaper, but in every other respect it's just as I remember the best Guy Fawkes nights back in the UK!

     

    If you have kids (or even if you haven't) it's a wonderful night, and costs something ridiculously cheap like $10 for a family, however many of you there are!!

     

    Almost makes me look forward to the winter here!

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