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Daniela’s Top 10 of why I love England that much!
January 16, 2009, 9:00 pm
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Daniela’s Top 10 of…

…why I love England that much!

10. The Weather!
Despise evil rumours, most likely spread by the French: The English weather isn’t as bad. The summers are mildly warm and the winters are… mildly cold. It’s as if the weather in England has adopted stereotypical English behaviour: Relax olde chum, why hurry and do this unpredictable new-modern sudden weather changes if you can have a nice mildly rainy day with well predicted and punctual arriving beams of warm sunshine for the 5 o’clock tea.

9. The Royal Family!
Yes, I know, I’m a self declared follower of Rosa Luxemburg, a socialist, but still, I love those people: The Royal Family. If they wouldn’t be there, someone would have to invent them. Seriously, what would be the daily average life without interesting or amusing or shocking news from Buckingham Palace? Right! Long life the Queen! (Poor Charles, but as it looks like she’ll most likely still be Queen when he’ll die of old age.)

8. English – English!
This language is just nice! Sweet! Splendid! Swell! Spiffy! Despise what harm global culture has done to its reputation; this language is not shallow and easy as fast food. If you study it, you will find culture and creativity… also traditions.
Aside of that, it’s just amusing to tease Americans with the different way of spelling the Oxford dictionary tells you. Even better though, change from British English to “English” English and enjoy the blank faces in response, blimey!

7. Picturesque landscapes!
White chalk cliffs, meadows, farms, cottages, menhirs… Doesn’t that sound dreamingly pretty to you? Well, it does to me. Okay, admitting, most of England lacks great forest as you have them in Germany… but, hey, England has Stonehenge!
And not alone the “untouched” nature is beautiful, but as well the villages, cities and even a giant metropolis as London. Why yes, I never have been is a giant town as sophisticated, civilized and gentle as London. You want prove? I could walk through a crowded part of the city without getting pushed or run against even once.

6. Beat-music!
I just love the songs the British Invasion produced in the 1960s. Not only The Beatles, mind you, but Herman’s Hermits, The Animals, The Bee Gees, The Dave Clark Five, Petula Clark, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, The Fortunes, Freddie and the Dreamers, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Manfred Mann, The Yardbirds, The Who, The Troggs, and and and…
You enjoyed the Austin Powers movies? Go and listen to this music! Otherwise, do it as well!

5. Humour!
It is true, English humour is the best in the world! The English make fun about each and everyone – including themselves – and everything. I’ve rarely ever met such relaxed and often smiling and laughing people as them.
The dry English humour isn’t always easy to recognize as it by Continentals or Americans, but when you’re used to it, you don’t want to miss it.

4. Traditions!
It’s just comfortable in its own way… Grown up in post-war Germany (West), England has a touch of wonderland for me, with all those spiffy designed things as… phone booths, busses, coins, street signs… Compared with the rather functional place I grew up at, this has a touch of enchantment.
And those “exotic” things as mile, feet, inch, pound, stone… and toll the 1970s the pound/shilling/pence system. Also they have a Queen!

3. Delicious food!
Believe me, contrary to popular believe, English cuisine is awesome! Go to a pub and have a nice vegetable tart with chips with vinegar and salt and onion rings with vinegar and salt and for desert maybe a brownie? A chocolate tart? Cheesecake with vanilla ice cream?
Also there are pastries and classic sandwiches (What do you think where they were invented and named?) and black tea with crumpets!
Also, what is a better start in the day but with toast with marmite! …and baked beans!
I’d go more into detail with meat recipes now, but I have an allergy there.

2. Men with style!
You can’t deny it, English men are timeless stylish dressed! Just think of it… Men in vests! And… Sweater-vests! And fabulous stylish suits! You could assume each of them just got custom created by a perfect designer!
Aside of the clothes, there are also those fabulous looks! Nothing like a man with sideburns! Go through an average English town and count the number of men with sideburns, multiply by the number of me squealing up happily and you get… some number. Wooo!

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Daniela,
It makes me want to visit – I forgot I already live here!

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