Thursday, 5 April 2012

Limited edition Union Jack Bin from @BrabantiaLife blog giveaway!

I have a very exciting giveaway as its my one year blog anniversary. So not only is it the year of the Jubilee and the Olympics its my special year too how wonderful ! So @BrabantiaLife  have been very kind and given me this Limited Edition Union Jack bin  to giveaway to one of you lucky people.


To win this fabulous prize, follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below. The last date for entries is 11 th May Good luck!




Brabantia is joining in with the nation’s patriotic fever ahead of the 2012 Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by launching a limited edition Union Jack bin.

What better way to mark this momentous year than by owning a piece of limited edition timeless design? The Brabantia Retro Bin ‘Union Jack’ combines top performance with cutting edge functionality. Known in the four corners of the globe, the Union Jack is one of the most powerful national symbols in the world in retail, fashion and iconic design.
The Brabantia Retro Union Jack 30 litre bin features the brand new high-tech MotionControl Whisper lid where the lid opens with just a light pedal tap and closes smooth and silently. When opened by hand the lid stays open, which is particularly handy with larger volumes of waste or when changing the buckets. Covered by a 10 year guarantee. 
Brabantia products are available from leading retailers, including high street department stores, superstores, quality independent housewares and kitchen product specialists. For details, please contact the Brabantia sales department or visit Brabantia’s website www.brabantia.com.
a brabantia bin that is tied in with the theme of the 2012 Olympics

a Brabantia bin that is tied in around the theme of the  2012 Olympics






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269 comments:

  1. As someone who was not born in the UK, but became a Brit much later in life, I'd like to say Literature, Art, gardens and the Cornish tea with scones. Many thanks!

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  2. beautiful scenery and sport in the great outdoors

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  3. The unpredictable weather x fluffy x

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  4. Sunday roasts, fish and chips, cream teas, pots of tea, full English breakfasts. (Whoops seems to be all food haha!)The Royal family and the beautiful British countryside.

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  5. The quaint little tea shops and homemade scones, the summer cricket that rain postpones. The DFS sale that never ends, meerkats that talk, and weird, wacky trends. Wimbledon tennis with strawberries galore, fish n chips eaten down by the windy seashore.

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  6. cassie walsworth5 April 2012 15:16

    The food!

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  7. The weather. Hahaha....
    Only kidding ;-P Think I'd go with the countryside & scenery. Love it :-)

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  8. Holding the Olympics this year! Following @Jake_1013

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  9. Austin Powers
    lol
    (@gavrc)

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  10. The weather. But who wants sunshine all the time anyway?

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  11. Fish & Chips - says Britain through and through

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  12. The traditional seaside daytrip, penny falls in the arcade, sand in sandwiches, gone-flat fizzy pop, and crazy golf.

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  13. The good old british PUB

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  14. The queen, the seaside and cream teas!

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  15. I'd go with all of the above, but especially the countryside and walks along the seafront.

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  16. For me, it's our Royal Family particularly the younger members (William, Kate, Harry and Zara)

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  17. British sitcoms, always hilarious, never too cringy :-)

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  18. The weather - its what we all talk about

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  19. Stewart Johnston5 April 2012 17:48

    Prince Harry

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  20. I think it would be the Royal Family and Great british counry side where you can take a breath taking walk.

    Lorraine Dunne

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  21. The weather, the food and the younger royals, they are certainly more popular than the old ones.

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  22. The English sense of humour and the beautiful British countryside.

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  23. I still think we are cool because of the 1960's Carnaby Street, Mary Quant, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones.

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  24. The British Seaside

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  25. The weather!

    JoJo Young

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  26. Maya Russell5 April 2012 20:34

    Our green countryside.

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  27. Tea and the weather
    jillwebb@blueyonder.co.uk

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  28. the young royals , lets hope they have some little ones of there own soon

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  29. The Royal Family, the weather, Cadbury's Chocolate, the seaside, The Inbetweeners - shall I go on!

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  30. I love that we have so many 'English things' that are recognised as our country. For example, the bull dog, drinking tea, London, Queens and Kings and those red phone boxes. But I hate the fact that so many people get away with so many crimes in England. But oh well... England's still good at Rugby!

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  31. The weather (Posted by Kieran)

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  32. Rosemary Easton5 April 2012 21:44

    The weather - blue skies, green fields, pubs, cream teas ...

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  33. The countryside, pubs and cheese!

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  34. Going to the seaside in the rain!!!

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  35. The British, ironic and sarcastic, sense of humour.

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  36. The fact that any problem can be solved with a nice cup of tea

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  37. Marmite, British comedy, music and Afternoon Tea!

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  38. Fish and chips!

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  39. Our ability to cope and help each other when the chips are really down.

    Hazel @beachrambler

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  40. We do of course! All of us, our idiosyncrasies, accents, diversity, eccentricities, music, art and fashion. We are just sooo cooool!

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  41. Harry Potter - best film ever and it's british!

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  42. My initials are GB, and in keeping with the patriotic theme I deserve this prize ;)

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  43. Louise Smith6 April 2012 14:44

    The weather, that's always cool

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  44. Cornish pasties, and spotted dick

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  45. the theatre definately- it's fab!

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  46. Serena La Pietra6 April 2012 16:45

    we, the people

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  47. Our great coastline. Hundreds of miles of magnificent views.

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  48. ice cream vans !

    @jumblyMummy

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  49. Blackpool rock and kiss me quick hats :))

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  50. No doubt...its got to be...THE BEATLES!!

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  51. It has got to be a good old cuppa tea

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  52. Renee Armstrong7 April 2012 14:03

    William and Kate

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  53. I think the diversity of the British people put the cool into Britain

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  54. so much to choose from, the weather- always something to talk about, the fantastic scenery, beaches, mountains, lakes, fish & chops, the seaside pier.

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  55. because both the beatles and motorhead are from here

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  56. David Paterson (dgrp@live.co.uk)8 April 2012 00:45

    The Royal Family

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  57. The great British Seaside Resorts, nothing like them anywhere in the world

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  58. Boris Johnson only because he is so unfit for his role.


    @gholmes724

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  59. Fish & chips, bacon buttys, countryside & scenery, the royals, scones with clotted cream and jam

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  60. yorkshire puddings and chip spice, red phone boxes and black cabs, most of all it's home and I love it!

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  61. The cream tea, but which comes first, Jam or cream??

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  62. I can't choose one... but it would be queueing for no reason, Black Cabs, Cockney rhyming slang, fish and chips and our gorgeous terrain!!!!

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  63. Devon....i used to live down there, i love being by the sea xx

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  64. the beaches. I love brighton , it sums up british heritage past and present.

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  65. the fabulous mini, my first car after passing my test!!

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  66. The weather! Although we love to complain about it, we appreciate the seasons and our diverse weather which can be all four seasons in a day sometimes.

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  67. the music and our sense of humour

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  68. Our Royal Family & history!

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  69. Snow on Xmas Day

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  70. The Stiff Upper Lip and championing of the underdog! x

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  71. ooo nice!! very stylish

    love kate middleton & a good brewwww!!

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  72. Rebecca Woodroof9 April 2012 22:25

    roast dinners

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  73. Creativity in all walks of life.

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  74. the shopping

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  75. Well, ninja killer cats for a start

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  76. Rachael Simmons10 April 2012 12:52

    Our stiff upper lips and dry sense of humour! :D

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  77. the olympics is putting the cool into Britain for me. 2012 is going to be fab!! :)

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  78. the weather and the queen!!

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  79. The music - from Punk to Britpop and beyond :D

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  80. The Royal Family and our traditions

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  81. London I just Love the city @chrismse1

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  82. The great British public - some amazing characters out there!

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  83. london parks ie hyde park brilliant to relax in and watch the world go by

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  84. the weather, the people, our fantastic landmarks, the royal family, our beaches, our countryside & our cities - pretty much everything

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  85. the royal family. x

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  86. katrina walsh12 April 2012 22:21

    fish n chips on the beach

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  87. Home made chutney and cheese on crackers. VERY british.

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  88. Mmmmm Robbie Williams - wouldn't say no! Or Beckham

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  89. There are a few things that spring to mind, but a Cup of Rosie Lee, a nice brew, a cuppa, that's right a cup of tea, made in a tea pot served with a scone, fresh homemade strawberry jam and a dollop of cream! That's Cool Britannia to me, where ever you go in the world, people enjoy a nice cuppa in their fine bone china or even a tatty chipped mug, its the British thing to do, you know!

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  90. fish and chips and royalty

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  91. good tv!! at times anyway lol

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  92. The way we expect to queue - now why do we do that? Ladies at the loo, shoppers, even the kids get in the habit. That surely is a British thing?!

    Not cool, but it goes wih the union jack!

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  93. Has to be the people! Quintessentially mad! xoxo

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  94. The British Summer - fetes, festivals, picnics, the beautiful lush green countryside and of course- the rain!

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  95. Music some of my favourite & greatest bands hail from the Britain Led Zeppelin,Pink Floyd,The Beatles,The Stones,Hawkwind,to name a few :)

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  96. Us! The great British public

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  97. The British Pub, the best drinking establishments in the world!

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  98. The beautiful scenery

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  99. joanne pooley17 April 2012 20:00

    people who go outof there way to help others

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  100. The great musical legacy, including The Beatles, Kinks, Rolling Stones, The Who, Donovan, Bowie, Bolan, Queen, The Smiths, The Clash, Duran Duran, even Pete Doherty and all the indie kids with their guitars and tight jeans; no other country can do cool like us!

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  101. The beautiful Northumbrian coastline, seen from the train, wonderful manners from people, smiling, clean sheets, white washing, fresh apples on the trees in Autumn, polite teenagers, conscientious neighbours, the pageantry of London when televised.

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  102. The weather- now thats really cool!! :P

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  103. The amazing variation of scenery that we have @kikicomp

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  104. Michaela Williams20 April 2012 13:57

    Our palm trees in Torquay!

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  105. Adrian Trevelyan20 April 2012 18:13

    The diverse range of people that make up this fine nation of acceptance and tolerance.

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  106. its got to be the lovely cup of tea

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  107. the one thing we r best at - having a majestic history (oh that and queueing! lol)

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  108. Morning, "Foxes glacier mints", thanks for comp, good luck all

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  109. Marmite on toast! As a person, Stephen Fry!

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  110. The royal family :-) Beefeaters, yeoman guards and those busby hats, the union jack, Tea, fish n chips and our Coarse Fishing team - didnt want to mention traffic jams, queues, taxes upon taxes, our weather and our alcoholic reputation abroad complimented by class as hooligans...lol

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  111. hm forces (hubbys work) and the royal wedding and cucumber sandwiches :) xxx

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  112. Fish and Chips, Meat and Two Veg, Yorkshire Puddings and Spaniels!

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  113. I love how the country can unite for certain events and show to the world how great Britain is, I can't wait for the Jubilee events (especially the concert) and the Olympics to show the best of the UK in 2012 - bring on the street parties!

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  114. The Union Jack - a fabulous, defining flag that makes you stand tall and feel proud to be British :)

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  115. I think William & Harry are helping to make Britain cool again, bringing the Royals into the 21st Century! (I still love Liz & Phil tho!) xx

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  116. London landmarks. Marmite, Fish and Chips, Union Jack flag, Royal Family and my hubby!

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  117. Stephen Fry - sophisticated, hyper-intelligent and a genuine asset to the country

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  118. the country side to the busy cities, great british grub, the pubs, our queen and the fantastic union jack flag

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  119. The friendly people and our acceptance of so many cultures.

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  120. Our long history and culture.

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  121. fish and chips :)

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  122. Our castles and our countryside

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  123. The cool into Britain for me comes from the Royals...love em or hate em they attract so many tourists and they have retained a sense of dignity while being in the public eye which I think is fairly cool :)

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  124. the passion for recycling from a young age

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  125. William and Kate, Adele, Our Olympic athletes

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  126. How the country unites together when it is needed or to celebrate an important event love the atmosphere.

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  127. A sunny stroll through London

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  128. Sipping Pimms in the garden on a summer day!

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  129. s pearce mse3 May 2012 21:03

    traditional country pub

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  130. Often the weather, sadly!

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  131. cant beat a quality brew the scenic fresh air and the good old english weather

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  132. The diverse people. the UK is full of so many different people, so many cultures and so many happy eccentrics

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  133. The people! Whether its pulling together to put on parties to celebrate the Jubilee or strangers donating to the just giving page of the poor girl who died during the London Marathon, British people have an amazing spirit found no where else.

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  134. Kate Bristow4 May 2012 13:37

    Our countryside pubs

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  135. Kate & Will the best thing thats happened to Britain in years

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  136. great music and actors and directors like Ewan Mcgregor and Danny Boyle

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  137. the weather and queuing and complaining!lol we love moaning about all of these!

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  138. Fish and chips, rock sweets, candy floss, funfairs x

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  139. fun fairs, fish n chips, rock sweets, candyfloss :D

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  140. fun fairs, fish and chips, rock sweets and candy floss !!

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  141. The great british weather, the seaside and Wimbledon.

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  142. The awesome people

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  143. The music - The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zepplin - all fab British bands. I grew up in South Africa and remember writing 'UK Rules' on my pencil box. It was a dream come true to come & live in the UK.

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  144. Afternoon Tea, Royalty, Queuing, Sunshine and Showers.

    @daisyangel1

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  145. Most people love a celebration and willingly come together to laugh, cheer and have fun.

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  146. Most people love a celebration and willingly come together to laugh, cheer and have fun.

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  147. The Weateher is always cool!

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  148. Sunday roasts,Snow at christmas

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  149. The Queen, Marks and Spencers, Tea, Fish and chips!!!

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  150. Our amazing scenery, the Royal Family and the weather (!)

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  151. Our ability to raise millions for charity even though we are all suffering in a recession ourselves. THE most generous nation of all!

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  152. emma kinsey7 May 2012 14:50

    the british countryside

    kinseyemma@yahoo.com

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  153. kelly louise hockings7 May 2012 19:17

    fish and chips pie mash and liquer and jellied eels lol x

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  154. diane whale7 May 2012 19:40

    The English Countryside and fantastic historical sites

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  155. Cream teas, ice-creams & rain!!

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  156. The weather usually! it always keeps us cool! @LuckyThing13

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  157. Karen Smith7 May 2012 22:28

    Afternoon tea and a walk in the country!

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  158. full English breakfast , yum!

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  159. Our seaside & wonderful countryside

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