Just lately, I am missing England more than usual. I think it's because I haven't been back there in 4 years and the chance of getting back there within the next 2 are looking very slim :( I'm trying to get my Mum, Step Dad, Brother and Sister over for Christmas which would be so, so great! I also think my best friend who I have known since I was 7 is coming over for New Years Eve! She will be bringing her new Husband and baby Alfie with her who I haven't had the pleasure of meeting yet! I'm so excited about that! It seems soooo far away though!
My ramblings today are going to include some pictures of some of my favorite things from England to give you more of an idea of where I am from.
Below is the town I grew up in, Newquay. It's on the South West coast of England and has a population of about 22,000 people! (In the summer this goes up to about 100,000) There are 10 beaches and this is why I miss the beach so much! When I was growing up, I don't think I took advantage of the beach enough because I saw it every day. Now I don't, I wish I was there! I wish I had gone down to the beaches every day!
|When you talk about England, you HAVE to include a pub! This was the place to go in Newquay, whether it be for a quick lunch and a glass of wine with friends, a morning cup of coffee, or a girls night out. We were here, a lot!|
Next comes food (of course!) I have a list of things that I am going to eat as soon as I get there. In fact, if the person who picks me up from the airport could bring all of the below with them, I would be eternally grateful! I'm thinking they may have to roll me back on the plane though!!
|A traditional English breakfast. Sausage, Bacon, Fried Bread, Fried Egg, Mushrooms, Baked Beans, Tomatoes, Black Pudding. It makes me want to lick the computer screen.|
|The famous Cornish Pasty. Shortcrust pastry filled with steak, onions, potatoes and suede, sprinkled with lots of black pepper. The trick is to eat it before the seagulls steal it from your hands.|
|PROPER fish and chips!!! I probably miss this the most!!! I have tried to recreate it but have failed. It just doesn't taste the same. And on a side note, A BIG FAT YUCK to Long John Silvers.|
That's all I can remember for right now! If there are any English people reading this who happen to have the perfect fish and chip recipe from back home, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know! You will seriously make my life complete!