Britain Loves EntertainmentHaving a bit of a do
The Queen’s Jubilee, Royal Weddings, the anniversary of the near destruction of parliament, give us any excuse and we’re out there with fireworks, fancy costumes and confetti. Britain loves a good knees-up and we do it best.
So what makes a British party brilliant?
Members of the United Kingdom are the kings and queens of street parties. Historically held to celebrate such life changing events as VE day and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, this year we have been using any old excuse to get tables on the street, bunting around the lampposts and Sue down the road to make her legendary Strawberry Sponge Cake.
In America on Halloween everyone spends hundreds of dollars on fancy dress that is designed only to make them look good. So women go out as cheerleaders and men as pilots from Top Gun. In Britain, we have no truck for such vanity. When we dress up, we don’t care what we look like. The sillier you look the better.
Mini everything. Britons love nothing more than to get their favourite food, miniaturise it and then eat loads of them. Mini sausages, mini scotch eggs and mini cupcakes are the order of the day when us Britons have a do. Surely eating a pound of mini sausage rolls isn’t as unhealthy as eating one normal-sized one right?
Every now and then the whole of the nation joins together in celebration. The event doesn’t really matter, what’s important is the party and Britain loves a bit of a do.
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By Tom Greaney