More red, white and blue today, only this time lets go to the other side of the pond, shall we? Frankly, more of my ancestors were still in England in 1776 than over here. So lets hear it for being allies once again.
Also because I am an anglophile. (That means I love Britain and all things British.) I had the splendid opportunity to live in London for a semester of college (with the most fabulous flat-mates – you know who you are, you James Joyce/Hobnob-loving ladies!) London really is the most wonderful city in the world. Please go visit if you ever possibly can! And then go back again. About a year later I went back to live in northern England (think Manchester and Liverpool) for 18 months as a volunteer missionary for my church. And so a piece of my heart is still there. Plus it is the land of my roots. And the land of Cath Kidston, Cadbury chocolate, and Sting.
So here are a few more red, white and blue lovelies for you other anglophiles out there. You can buy this chair here. For only 545 pounds. Since that’s over $1,000 depending on the exchange rate, that’s not likely to happen for me. Or you could buy a Jonathan Alder pillow here for only $98.
(If I had my own, I would have to be very careful not to drool on them. But my children would probably do that for me.)And, just in case you need to brush-up on your British phrases before you go visit, check out this adorable little book made by Victoria. Makes my heart swoon to look at it. You can even buy one of your own here.Right you are. Cheers my dears. And: Zap the boot, love.
Do you have any favorite ‘britishisms’?