I am British…a little bit. Essentially, I am the typical British Columbian melting pot, meaning a little bit of British and a little bit of Chinese but mostly just Canadian. So when it comes to understanding the British…well, I just don’t, except for perhaps their humour – give me Pink Panther, Get Smart or Wallace and Gromit and I will be peeing myself laughing. I don’t know why they keep asking me if I am okay…don’t I look okay? Or why they keep inviting me to tea and I have yet to have tea at the house of a Briton.
But even though I may never actually be real-life friends with a British person I have to say that in the weeks leading up to the Diamond Jubilee I have been proud to be a part of the commonwealth. Queen Elizabeth II really is an incredible woman and the whole country has seem to come together, put the Eurozone crises aside, and rallied around what they believe to be the greatest monarch to ever live. And while we didn’t make it into London we showed a little patriotism anyway…Cambridge style.
Things I will miss about Britain:
1. The Scenery
2. The Architecture
3. Self-rising flour
5. The Bicycle culture
6. The History
7. Being in a nucleus of scientific, historical and intellectual advancement.
8. Tomato paste in a tube
9. The overabundance of books about underpants
10. Marks and Spencer
11. Being close to Paris
12. Pebble Beaches
13. Jakob’s school
14. My friends…none of whom are British.
15. The Pubs
17. Everything else I forgot to mention
|Apparently, all around England people were having street parties where they close off the street and create big tables…
I have to do this when I get where ever I’m going!
And now, the many faces of Jakob…
Man, I love that crazy kid!
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