August 15th, 2015

British Meme

That British Memeplex
1. Marmite—love or hate?
Only on Twiglets
2. Marmalade—thick cut or thin cut?
3. Porridge—made with milk or water?
4. Do you like salt, sugar or honey on your porridge?
Golden syrup.
5. Loose tea or teabags?
Don't drink camellia sinensis, generally teabags for fruit/herbal teas.
6. Where on your door is your letterbox?
At the bottom of the drive.
7. What's your favourite curry?
Something from the Ambrette in Canterbury or Planet Spice in Croydon.
8. What age is the place where you live?
Mid 1950s.
9. Where do the folks running your local corner shop come from?
There's no local corner shop.
10. Instant or fresh coffee?
Don't drink coffee.
11. How far are you from the sea?
Just under 8 miles.
12. Have you travelled via Eurostar?
Yes, but more frequently by the Eurotunnel car shuttle.
13. If you were going to travel abroad, where's the nearest country to you?
Le Gris Nez near Calais is 30 miles away.
14. If you're female (or possible even some males) do you carry a handbag?
No, but I have a laptop rucksack that I often take with me if travelling.
15. Do you have a garden? What do you like growing?
An uncomfortably large garden. We're still working out what we like growing, but we have lots of tomatoes and tomatilloes this year.
16. Full cream, semi skimmed or skimmed?
Semi-skimmed, or unpasteurised whole milk direct from the dairy farm down the road.
17. Which London terminal would you travel into if going to the capital?
St Pancras International.
18. Is there a local greasy spoon where you live?
There isn't a local anything where I live.
19. Do you keep Euros in the house?
Yes, and also a plastic Euro coin for the supermarket trolleys at Auchan in Coquelles near Calais.
20. Does your home town have a Latin, Gaelic or Welsh alternative.
Not sure if this is where I grew up or where I live, but it's yes to both: Grew up in Deva and live (just) in Durovernum.
21. Do you have a well known local artist or author?
Henry Moore used to live in Marley, and Ian Fleming lived in Pett Bottom.
22. Do you have a favourite Corrie character?
I have never watched Coronation Street.
23. Are your kitchen sink taps separate or a mixer?
Three-way mixer, with filtered water as the third option.
24. Do you have a favourite brand of blended tea?
There's a nice fruit tea that we've picked up in Bruges a couple of times.
25. What's in your attic if you have one?
Spare roof tiles and insulation. And there have allegedly been bats, but not since we moved in.
26. If you go out for a cream tea, what jam do you like on your scone?
27. Talking of scones—scon or scown? Jam or cream first?
Scon, jam first.
28. Barth or bath?
29. Carstle or castle?
30. What flavour of crisps do you favour?
Cheese and onion, preferably of some posh variety like cheddar and chive.
31. If you go to the chippie, what do you like with your chips?
32. Take away, take out or carry out?
Take away.
33. If you have one, what colour is your wheelie bin?
Green for garden waste, black with blue lid for recycling, black with black lid for landfill.
34. What colour skips does your local skip hire use?
35. Do you celebrate Guy Fawkes?
36. Dettol or TCP?
37. Do you have a bidet in the bathroom?
38. Do you prefer courgettes or aubergines?
39. In the 'real world', do you have friends of other nationalities? Which nationalities?
Irish, American, Canadian, Australian, Kiwi, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch. And Raf next door is French.
40. Do you have a holy book of any sort in the house?
Probably a couple of bibles.
41. Do you prefer a hankie or tissues?
42. Are you a fan of crumpets? What do you like on them?
Only if I made them myself, with butter.
43. Doorbell, knocker or both?
Dodgy battery-powered wireless doorbell.
44. Do you own a car? What sort?
Honda CR-V.
45. What sort of pants do you guys prefer? Y fronts or boxers?
46. Anyone still a fan of suspenders?
Assuming we're talking about braces here, then no.
47. Do you have a favourite quote from the bard?
48. Do you like toasted muffins?
Again only if I've made them myself.
49. Do you think a traditional trifle should contain jelly?
50. Do you attend regular religious worship? Of what kind?