Royal Jubilations

An all-American girl explores England

What I Love About England

on September 24, 2012

I’ve been living in England for two months now, and it’s hard not to recognise the various ways English and American cultures differ. To be sure, there are some freak moments when I just wish I were walking through an air-conditioned Walmart in 100-degree weather, but it’s not that often! This is a list of things I love most about England.

1.) Ribena: it’s blackcurrent squash (drink concentrate) that puts our obsession with cranberry juice to shame.

2.) Indian take-away


3.) Cadbury Flake bars – invented by the Gods.


4.) Cadbury fruit and nut bars – ditto.


5.) Names of places


6.) Rain: I like rain.


7.) Twinings Tea


8.) Cottages


9.) Flower gardens


10.) London – all of it


11.) Pizza Express


12.) Costa Coffee


13.) Wagamama Japanese food


14.) Nando’s Chiken


15.) The English sea-side


16.) Chish and Fips


17.) Public transportation system


18.) Dogs


19.) Village churches


20.) Schoolchildren in uniforms

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