Being overly polite in every eventuality
; adhering to the rules; the ability to queue nicely; sighing loudly if someone jumps the queue, but not doing anything about it; keeping a stiff upper lip at all times; always taking an umbrella down before you get indoors; refusing to complain about bad service; saying sorry when you’ve not done anything wrong; sending and receiving of greeting cards; taking great pride in celebrating one-time special events; visiting Pantomime at Christmas
- Reading the newspapers in the morning; eating a full English breakfast; considering meat and two veg as the staple parts of a main meal; dunking biscuits in tea; having a strong opinion about whether you put the milk in before the tea and hot water or vice versa; eating a traditional roast dinner on a Sunday; eating fish and chips on a Friday; barbequing at the first hint of sunshine
- The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace; doing a spot of gardening on a bank holiday and doing DIY on a bank holiday weekend; arguing about politics; instinctively wanting to go to the pub on a sunny day
- Being proud of your garden; moving around the garden to catch the sun rays through the day; trying to catch the very last rays of sun on a summer day; having an avid interest in the weather at all times; flocking to the beach as soon as the temperature rises; taking layers of clothing to the beach, just in case it’s cold or the sun goes in when you get there
- Pancake flipping on Shrove Tuesday; enjoying a cream tea in Devon; eating pasties when visiting Cornwall; getting the strawberries and cream out to watch Wimbledon; putting the kettle on in a crisis
- Throughout November you may notice that lots of men are growing moustaches. This is because throughout November, the charity campaign of Movember encourages men to grow a moustache to raise funds in support of men’s health.
Shrove Tuesday, more commonly known as Pancake Day
, falls the day before Lent begins. Lent is the traditional Christian period of fasting which begins 40 days before Easter and ends on Easter Sunday. Also celebrated - Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Also celebrated - Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Many cities in the UK with a large Asian population celebrate Chinese New Year
There are two London Fashion Weeks
each year – the first London Fashion Week is in February and the second is in September.
Wimbledon in South West London (JUNE-JULY) is the venue of one of four annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments held around the world.
The National Eisteddfod
in august is Wales’ biggest arts and culture festival. You can listen to Welsh music, watch dance and theatre performances, listen to the Welsh language, sample Welsh food and crafts. Edinburgh Festival Fringe
is the largest arts festival in the world. Notting Hill Carnival
is held in the streets of Notting Hill in west London over the last Summer bank holiday weekend. It’s Europe’s biggest street festival and it is completely free.