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5 things I love about the UK

Given yesterday’s news about the UK’s decision to leave the EU, I thought to draw up a post about the things I love the most about this country.

1. London

I spent a year of my life living in London and I can easily say that this was one of the best years of my life. The people, the museums, the music, the streets, the red buses, Covent Garden, the freedom in the air. I always got that feeling in London that no one is a foreigner because everyone is a foreigner. This was a powerful realisation for someone like me, a 23-year old girl who had never lived outside her home country. London gave me this reassurance that it doesn’t matter that I have a strange accent, or that I don’t know which way to look when waiting for the light to turn green. I was relieved to see that London voted so overwhelmingly in favour of staying in, it didn’t disappoint me for yet another time and for that I’ll always be grateful.

2. Accents

Every time I hear Hugh Grant, I get chills and they’re mutlipyin’. I just loooove a good English accent, it makes me weak on my knees and I’d choose this over any other accent in English every day of the week and twice on a Sunday.

3. Shepherd’s pie

There’s nothing else really I like about the country’s cuisine. But oh boy do I like this. It’s in my top 3 favourite comfort foods, it’s always warm and filling, like the best sentiment you could ever ask for. It’s not too difficult to make either, here‘s one of my favourite recipes to try!

4. David Bowie and The Rolling Stones

I wrote it like that secretly hoping that in a parallel universe there might be a band with the exact same name and the exact same people. And they’re doing medleys of their songs.

5. The British cool

It’s no coincidence the Keep Calm slogan appered first in the UK. Because this is what Brits are best at, keeping calm. I was having a chat with a friend from London yesterday, who was a huge supporter of Remain and I was like “Hey M, how are you holding up?”, to get the response “I was so sad this morning when I woke up to the news. But then I made myself a cup of tea and went on with my day.” And that’s just wonderful.

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