15 November 2011

england survival guide 101 {2}

I did a first part to this "england survival guide 101" a couple of days ago. maybe a should make books about surviving in england, new zealand and australia. this could be good. this could be fun.
totally sidetracking.

survival tip 0008
when you think it's cold, it's not. it's gonna get a lot colder.

survival tip 0009
you invite someone around for dinner and you tell them to "bring a plate". don't do this.
they will actually bring a plate. just a plate. nothing on it.

survival tip 0010
learn your southerners from your northerners. if you really have no idea, don't guess.
when you're down south, you don't like the northerners. when you're up north, you really don't like the southerners. ok?

survival tip 0011
never, ever, ever, ever, ever jump a queue. not ever. when it comes to queues, you wait your turn, like a good brit.

survival tip 0012
british people can't cook meat on a BBQ properly. maybe it's coz I come from the kingdom of all BBQ's (aka NZ) and I'm spoilt with perfectly cooked meat. someone invite you (on that VERY rare occasion) for a barbie? say you're a vegetarian.

survival tip 0013
british people don't invite you round to dinner, lunch, supper, anything until you've known them for a million years. it's true.

survival tip 0014
you don't have trucks, you have lorrys. you don't have potato chips, you have crisps. you don't have the bathroom, you have the toilet. you don't have bread rolls, you have teacakes.

part 2 of you just know in your knower is coming up!

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  1. Hmm... I've never been to England, but I'll be keeping this in mind. It might be useful someday. :-)

  2. good grief. how am i going to survive in england? i don't even know what half those things are. but i DO know that you haven't tasted *real* bbq until you've come to texas. seriously. :))
    -jocee <3

  3. i'd never survive in england.

  4. Hahaha! I love seeing other bloggers posts about how cold it is there like 50' and we're like- honey that's a heat wave here!! :) xx

  5. Second photo is fabulous!!

  6. Leah, Your R-H-F ;)19 November 2011 at 22:22

    Hahaha:) These are so funny;) I highly doubt I could survive in England:) haha
    I'm glad I live in good old America :) LOL But I think England would be totally awesome to vistit some day;)

  7. Haha! LOVED THIS POST! Can't wait for the next one(:

  8. This was such a fun post! I loved reading about your English customs!
    gorgeous pictures, too!

  9. Hi! I live in cold and wet England too. I actually moved here this year. What can I say? It's cold. And wet.