August 17th, 2015

afternoon tea

That meme again

A little confusion may have arisen over this meme. It's not supposed to be any kind of "test of Britishness", it was simply a response to yet another US-centric meme (that I actually didn't see) that was mostly baffling or not applicable to anyone from elsewhere. So cmcmck created this to baffle USians.

1. Marmite- love or hate?

I wouldn't say I love Marmite, but every so often I get a bit of a craving for something really savoury and then Marmite thinly spread on buttered toast is just the thing.

2. Marmalade- thick cut or thin cut?


3. Porridge- made with milk or water?

With water

4. Do you like salt, sugar or honey on your porridge?

Honey with full cream milk.

5. Loose tea or teabags?

I use both, but more teabags than loose tea if I'm honest.

6. Where on your door is your letterbox?

Set horizontally in the centre of the door.

7. What's your favourite curry?

I'm quite fond of chicken tikka masala.

8. What age is the place where you live?

If you mean the house, it was built in 1983 and we've been the only occupants. If you mean the town, well it began as a village in the twelfth century, but there are Bronze Age settlements just a few miles away and Roman coins were found by a healing well on the edge of town.

9. Where do the folks running your local corner shop come from?

We don't really have a "corner shop". There is the town centre and the surrounding houses. However, both newsagents, and the Spar convenience store are run by Welsh people. Some shops are run by English incomers and there is a Thai (I think) woman running a flower shop.

10. Instant or fresh coffee?

I haven't been able to drink coffee for years because it seemed to trigger my IBS. This is annoying because I used to love coffee. However, recently I've discovered that it's OK to occasionally drink a tiny bit of milky coffee after dinner. That's when I make real coffee. Otherwise G (who never drinks tea) gets instant. We use a simple cafetiere rather than a newfangled coffee machine. Which is the cue for this week's photo for the Weekly Alphabet Challenge. :)


This week's theme: F is for Filter

It was a bit of a rushed shot because I've been away for a few days and didn't spot a filter anywhere. So I've just gone for a totally literal interpretation this time.

Cafetiere filter

11. How far are you from the sea?

9 miles.

12. Have you travelled via Eurostar?


13. If you were going to travel abroad, where's the nearest country to you?

I'm tempted to say, "England" which is about 56 miles away, but it would be more correct to say Ireland, which is 145 miles via ferry.

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