I was surprised to read that young people in Britain eat more snacks than people of the same age in other European countries. So what sort of snacks do they like?
According to the British Council’s article here, crisps and chocolate seem to be at the top of the list. And I’m not surprised.
I remember friends of mine giving their children crisps for supper. That seemed very strange to me. And I have always said that you get the best Easter eggs in Britain!
According to BBC America
, Americans love the Royals and find British accents charming. What else do they love about living in Britain? Follow the link to find out.
I remember very well learning about the Romans in Britain when I was at school. If it’s a topic that interests you, you might like to read about what it was like in Roman Britain (link to: bbc.co.uk).
(The site seems to be for children, but it’s interesting all the same!)
Do you know what it means if someone shrugs their shoulders in the UK? Or if they show you the ‘V’ sign? Or use the ‘choking’ gesture?
Read this article (link to: usingenglish.com) before you travel to the UK!
British etiquette expert, William Hanson, shows us in this short video how to eat mince pies. Something that was new to me. You eat them with your left hand!
A mince pie is a small pie filled with mincemeat and fruit that is traditionally served during the Christmas season in the English-speaking world. If you want to make them yourself, try this recipe I found on the BBC website here.
I’ve never made them myself, because I don’t like them. It’s the suet in the filling I don’t like! The very thought of the suet makes me shudder!
suet = Rindertalg