10 reasons why I’m not British and I probably never will

10 Dec

I don’t mean to offend anyone or to upset anyone, please do not take this post in the wrong way.

I have been living in England for 3 years and there are still so many things that make me so different from British girls, the ones I see walking up and down the high street…just take it like

Β The vision of an Italian grumpy cow about Britain…

Β 10 reasons why I’m not British and I probably never will

1. I don’t stand outside a pub at 5PM on a Friday in December drinking lager, smoking a rolled up cigarette, wearing tracksuit and a vest, when it’s only 4degrees C (or 39 degrees F )

2. I don’t go out on Friday or Saturday night during the winter wearing only a Lipsy dress with a clutch bag and peep toe shoes (my outfit could be more likely to be jeans, leggings underneath, socks, another pair of socks, long sleeve t-shirt, jumper, jacket, scarf, and I will be still so brave to claim I’m cold!) See the daily mail article (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2067391/Why-DO-young-women-dressed-like-We-meet-nightclubbers-unsettling-answer.html)

3. I’d rather go for a sun bed sometimes and risk being wrinkly by 30, but I will never go for a spray tan! It stinks, it makes you look orange and plus after you have it done you cannot have a shower for 24 hours to get the colour to settle…it stinks to me!

4. I still don’t get the passion for Indian food or Chinese food, both mess up my stomach a lot!

5. I don’t think beans, cheese or whatever you like, followed by On toast, can be considered a meal!

6. Don’t get why until 18 years old people cannot drink, I started at 14 and by 18 I was bored to! It could save so many lives have a better drinking education, not wait to be 18 and get wasted every weekend throwing up everywhere in the high street outside clubs, thinking about East street in Brighton on a Friday night…

7. I don’t want to go clubbing in London, for god’s sake why all the clubs are on the basement?!? Claustrophobia rules my life!

8. I do not shop in Topshop! British sizes don’t fit me properly, different body shape from Italians and British girls, and luckily I’m not 11stone like the average Brits (from a recent survey, all my British friends are thin and glamorous)

9. I like to shop in Primark, just picking up the right bits to mix with designer accessories… I do not fill up the basket with all the crap just because it’s so cheap!

10. I hate leggings…as you all know from one of my previous post!

That’s why I’m LOUD AND PROUD to be Italian, with my pros and cons!!

9 Responses to “10 reasons why I’m not British and I probably never will”

  1. GIOVANNA 10/12/2011 at 4:57 PM #

    …dopo questo post, anche io sono fiera di essere italiana… πŸ˜‰ bacioni

  2. Lucius Somesuch 10/12/2011 at 7:04 PM #

    lol I thought I recognized some of those ladies from the Daily Mail!

    I do feel a bit sorry for the Brits these days. A lot of right tarts, those lot!

    The appeal of London clubbing is rather mysterious. I remember a sociology book with a young gay Greek interviewee, chatting about how he was dying to go to London for the clubs.

    I thought to myself: he’s Greek, gay, and in Athens, and all he can think about is *London*? Why?!

    It’s actually even more ludicrous than that. I can remember snatches of what he said– something about some club that specially he wanted to go to, because it’d been open for seven years and he wanted to dance there and think about all that “history”.

    And he has the Acropolis to look to every single night. Sheesh . . .

  3. Kajsa Josephine 10/12/2011 at 8:04 PM #

    Reblogged this on kjandersen and commented:
    Annainherwonderland is a blog I just began reading. The woman behind this blog writes in her most recent post with lots of humour about being Italian in England. Mainly the cons in this post!

    I laughed a lot while reading it, even I who watches TOWIE do find the post very amusing πŸ˜‰ So thanks for sharing your views!

  4. styleonthecouch 11/12/2011 at 3:50 PM #

    This really made me laugh. I am British, but living in NYC, and I have the same thing with Americans and feelings of where I “belong” from my home in the UK. Great piece of writing πŸ™‚

    http://www.styleonthecouch.com (oh but I love cheese on toast)

    • annainherwonderland 11/12/2011 at 4:08 PM #

      I’m glad you liked my post, especially you understand my point of view because you live in a different country, thanks again and I will have a look at your blog!

  5. missjeyonline 23/12/2011 at 7:56 PM #

    I love Primark! We finally have it here in the Netherlands πŸ™‚

    • annainherwonderland 24/12/2011 at 10:51 AM #

      Really??? in England Primark is considered for poor and not very well educated people…I go there in a mission and I always find something good! once I found a long grey sequin tshirt without slevees for Β£ 5, I wore it with a louis vuitton bag and jimmy choo shoes at the delano in Miami and everyone was looking at me πŸ™‚ even my husband…you’re dressed up so well tonight…pricey!!! xxx

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