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Tea drinking test

a cup of tea

Buzzfeed thinks they know how you drink your tea from your answers to just seven random questions. Are they right? Well, take the test and see for yourself.

In my case, they pegged me for a milk-and-one-sugar kind of gal, which I am not. But perhaps my choice of Lionel Ritchie mug made them think I was a bigger softie than I am. Hello?

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16 charming bookshops in the U.K. everyone must visit

Armchair Books

Armchair Books in Edinburgh


Armchair Books

Armchair Books

If you are an avid reader, be sure to check out Buzzfeed.com’s “16 Charming Bookshops in the UK Everyone Must Visit.”

We used to live next door to Armchair Books in Edinburgh, a lovely little store which is #3 on the list.

“You could easily lose a weekend while nosing about the dreamy Armchair Books. Delve into stacks and stacks of inviting tomes at this Edinburgh institution. If you’re still on the fence, Armchair Books are also great value on Twitter. Plus their logo is a dinosaur reading!”

See the full list!

21 Brilliantly British Halloween costumes

Wanda or Wilma

While Americans are paying top dollar to buy a Minion or Joker costume this year, the Brits are having a ball dressing up as alcoholic beverages, TV presenters and, of course, Tardis.

Take a look at Buzzfeed.com’s countdown of 21 brilliantly British Halloween costumes.

As for me? I’m going as Wenda or Wilma, the Girl Friday to Where’s Waldo? or Where’s Wally? (which varies, depending on where you live!) Have a happy Halloween!

15 pie charts that explain how awkward British people are

I’m kind of loving Buzzfeed.com’s genius compilation of pie charts. For example, this:

Why you won't open the window

And this:

Appropriate response when seeing coworker when commuting

And this:

You want Yorkshire pudding?

I really am British at heart. Sigh.

See the whole hot mess of pie charts here.

26 times Waitrose outright ruined the lives of decent people

For Waitrose fans and foes alike, this might bring a smile: Buzzfeed.com’s collection of 26 times that Waitrose outright ruined the lives of decent people. I love these #firstworldproblems. My favorite is #4.

And for the record, my #firstworldproblem with Waitrose would be the following: “I’m looking for eggs. Just eggs. How am I supposed to know what to pick?” Check out the Waitrose egg selection. When was the last time you found “Clarence Court Old Cotswald Legbar mixed weight British free range eggs” in the supermarket?

Waitrose problems

Waitrose problems

Waitrose problems

The Definitive Stereotype Map of Britain and Ireland

Definitive Stereotype Map of Britain and Ireland

Thanks to my friend Tory, who lives where the “really cold oil rig workers live,” I have Buzzfeed’s definitive stereotype map of Britain and Ireland! Enjoy!

Do you know how to take the Underground like a Londoner?

London Underground dog

Well, first of all, apologies for the radio silence! I have been super busy at work and juggling the being a present parent thing and trying to keep the laundry done and the dishes washed and so on and so on, all while keeping up with watching the latest episode of “Girls.” It’s a struggle, let me tell you!

Anyway, I’m back on board and wanted to share this Buzzfeed quiz, assessing one’s ability to take the Underground like a Londoner. Go on and take it and let me know how you do!

I was very proud to have achieved “Tube Pro” status. “You’re either a Londoner, or just a great human being. You have a healthy regard for personal space, but also the patience that comes with travelling long distances underground. Well done you.” *sigh*

I’ll tell you once a London Undergrounder, always a London Undergrounder! It’s still in my blood so many years later! (But thankfully my nose is clear and not packed with black soot like it used to be from my daily commute!)

A 5,000 year old forest on a beach in Wales

Lest anyone think that Buzzfeed is only good for useless round-ups of top 10 tips and stuff like this, check out this prehistoric forest that has been uncovered on a beach in Wales following all of the storms and gale force winds that have stripped away the sand. These photos were posted to Buzzfeed.

5,000 year old forest

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These are ancient oak trees that date back to the Bronze age, between 5,500 and 3,500 years ago.

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And I would never have known about this without Buzzfeed!

11 Emotionally Repressed Valentine’s Cards For British People

I love Buzzfeed’s 11 Emotionally Repressed Valentine’s Cards For British People. I only wish they sold these to purchase!

Emotionally repressed valentine

Emotionally repressed valentine

Emotionally repressed valentine

emotionally repressed valentine

See the full collection!

How British are you?

Stephen Fry

Love Buzzfeed.com’s “How British are you?” quiz and really chuffed that I ended up with “As British as Stephen Fry walking a corgi outside Buckingham Palace.”

You’re awkward. You’re easily embarrassed. You’re sickeningly polite. You’re as British as they come!

How about you? Take the quiz and post your status!