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My first thought was mistletoe, but I'm not really sure that is English.Melinda
Well, not being from the UK I am not so sure, but I am going to go with the Rolling Stones in concert in London :)
afternoon tea time comes to my mind. I LOVE English tea.Nikki
Christmas Crackers and a plum pudding.
tea and biscuits [or digestives] ... hats
lol! I like Krista's answer. I'll have to go with the Beatles. lol! Rum and coke!
Can I go for an English/Australian tradition :). Trying to beat each other for The Ashes in Cricket.
A really nice cup of tea.
Strawberries and cream at Wimbledon.
Tea and great detective stories.
A pint in a pub
High TeaCrumpets, cucumber sandwiches in fine white cloth covers, shortbread, scones etc. etc.
Figgy pudding :)
Pretty, Pretty! Fingers Crossed!-Holly in VA
Shakespeare, don't know why, but there you go. Now if we're talking needlework, 17th century band samplers!
Wow, what a great sampler. I would love to be part of the giveaway process...
Wonderful sampler -- I keep seeing new ones (or is it that there are so many I just forget some??). Let's see, English tradition: Tea, a Queen, pubs, The Beatles.
A COMMENT ON BEHALF OF BARBARA G - How about wassailing – just because it is the season.
Without a doubt, tea. We are a retired military family, at one of our posts my neighbor was from England. We had wonderful afternoon teas.
I have to say tea and biscuts followed by curry shops. I love them all!
A comment on behalf of Wilma:-If I have to mention just one English tradition the one that comes to mind is the Oxbridge rowing contest. But of course there are many others: tea and scones, fish and chips, the races at Ascot. I just love them all!Wilma
Oh my goodness...I love so many English traditions....For Christmas I love reading about the children's pantomimes, Christmas pudding and the Christmas crackers. I also love tea...Earl Grey being my favorite :)I always think of Dickens when I think of Christmas in England lol...this sampler is another beautiful one. I love it!
The first images that come to my mind are the Victorian Christmas scenes out of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.I can picture old Mr. Fezziwig and his guests dancing about in those glorious clothes of that era. Perhaps there is a woman sitting near the hearth working on her stitching! Beautiful plum puddings aflame with guests gathered around oohing and ahhhing. Much laughter and games and carols being sung outside in the crisp English evening air. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen can be heard as snowflakes drift around the gaslights outside on the street corners as the dancing and festivities continue inside. My dream is to one day celebrate a Christmas in London or a quaint English village. Kevin
riding to the hounds on boxing dayBeautiful sampler!
Tea time cakes and plum pudding!
Queuing! And being super polite, so if someone bumps into you, you must say sorry even if it's totally their fault.The best things about traditions is when you marry someone and find that their family traditions are the same as your family's and the hardest thing is when they aren't the same. Which is why three of us have stockings on Christmas morning and my hubby has a sack!
Heehee...all of the above plus. to use Noel Coward's words:going 'out in the midday sun'?
Well, what comes to mind with Englandand traditions...if we are talkingabout Christmas, I would have to say (like many have mentioned), Christmaspudding... Dicken's Christmas carol (and roast goose), Christmas carolling,mistletoe, and Christmas cards withrobins on them : )if we are talking about Englishtraditions other than Christmas, I would have to say (again like everyone else), afternoon teas, and kings and queens and Coronation Day : )
Gin and tonic in the garden.
Tea in delicate bone china cups and 17th century band samplers
Tea time and royalty. Very beautiful sampler.
English Cream Teas, Roaring log fires, "A Christmas Carol", Croquet on the lawn and Wimbledon!
As a lot of my family is in England there are so many things...Christmas cards with robins on them, tea, gardening, English Christmas carols, carrying umbrellas everywhere, Agatha Christie books, Guy Fawkes day...
For me, an American, an English tradition is an activity that Queen Victoria would have approved of.Heather
The first thing that comes to my mind is tea :)
The Queen. And tea, of course.
High tea and scones. Yum!
plum pudding, Charles Dickens, and punting on the Thames!
English tradidions, hmmm? Full British breakfasts; driving on the left side of the road; scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam; wonderful ladies' hats; and Monty Python.
High tea and scones.
Tea and scones and Christmas pudding!
The patterns and colors in this one are terrific.Gary
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