Here come the 6-10 random things about England – as I said last time – this is my subjective opinion ; ) In case you missed the first part, read up here!
6. Left driving
I guess I just can’t get used to it and those pirates are not helping either. Once again – you can read about it here. One thing I didn’t mentioned yet is how people not only drive on the wrong – I mean – left side of the road, but they also walk on that side! This makes it sometimes complicated when I have to decide where I should pass a upcoming pedestrian. I usually go for the right which caused numerous problems. Sometimes it even hurts…
Now, I always though the typical afternoon tea was supposed to be for well-aged ladies (sorry mami) but as I was invited to lunch by some English students from the Bournemouth University, I was really surprised that they drank all the time as well. I mean I was already used to my lovely hostmother, who sometimes wishes a whole pool of tea, but the fact that young students are also addicted left me really puzzled.
8. Carpet In da House
Now, this one might be just a personal random thing about England and not apply to the whole country. However, I noticed in many old houses such as the one I am staying in that they have carpet in every room! Yes, this includes the kitchen and bathroom. For me this seems highly impractical when you think in terms of hygiene and cleaning. But then again for some reason snails keep finding their way in our kitchen leaving a nice trail which I can see every morning with a stone floor we probably would have never noticed. Anyone hungry?
Which sport do you think is most popular in England? You guessed, it it’s fishing. I let you interpret that one yourself.They also like cricket a lot which is basically a copy from baseball or is it the other way around since it’s older. The fun thing about cricket is, there are games that are played over 5 days roughly 6 hours each day. And you thought baseball was long-going.
10. The Biggest Talent
The other day the British Got Talent crowned a dog as the biggest British talent. What does that tell you about the country of the Queen. Exactly soon the dogs will take over the horses job to pull the royal carriage for this weekend’s jubilee.