So as not to be become a complete New Car bore, today I will be covering different topics. I won’t even mention that the first thing I did this morning (apart from opening my sleepy eyes) was to rush to my bedroom window and take in the view of my newly parked motor vehicle.
Instead I will talk about, browsing the internet where I have come across a survey regarding the 21st century Britain.
Kate Moss and chavs 'now sum up UK'
Monday August 6, 2007 3:48 AM
Britain in the 21st century is best represented by a multicultural society, "chavs" and Kate Moss, according to a survey.
Harper's Bazaar surveyed 1,000 people for an issue of the new-look fashion magazine celebrating "everything British".
The poll found that "old Britain" is epitomised in the nation's collective consciousness by a stiff upper lip, impeccable manners and wartime leader Winston Churchill.
But Moss, 33, whose career was almost wrecked over pictures of the model allegedly chopping out lines of cocaine, best sums up modern Britain, along with multiculturalism and "chavs".
One in three believes the Queen is the nation's greatest living icon and 76% say fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood is the greatest English eccentric, according to the survey.
The research also found that mashed potato is the nation's favourite comfort food, while the countryside, the British sense of humour and a cup of tea is what Britons miss most when they travel abroad.
Asked what they would change if they could, 91% of people selected the weather.
On a scale of one to 10, the British rate themselves eight for sexiness.
The Burberry trench coat is Britain's most iconic fashion item, while 54% say Topshop is their favourite brand.
So that's Britain summed up, in the 21st century, according to 1,000 of us. (They didn't ask me though.)
I totally agree with the weather answer. We have far too much rain over here, and if you listen really carefully I'm sure you will hear a fellow Brit complaining about it right now. It's bound to be raining somewhere in Britain.
And how many times have I heard the earth shattering words, whether a tragedy is unfolding or a chin wag with friends is on the cards (especially in the soap opera 'Eastenders') - 'I'll put the kettle on and make a nice cup of tea.'
Personally I would rather have a strong coffee. Although I suppose the kettle theory still stands.
But mashed potato our favourite comfort food? Stick some bangers with it please, and tomato ketchup, then we're cooking with gas!
Not sure I agree with the Burberry trench coat bit? But I am a fan of Top Shop. Particularly the vintage stuff. Although a girl could get lost for days in the Top Shop store at Oxford Circus. So many clothes, so little time, normally.
As for chavs - I blame the comedy show Little Britain. Vicky Pollard has a lot to answer for.
And no, we are not all hoovering chemicals up our noses, like it's going out of (Kate Moss) fashion.
Another item I would like to include is the badge from: http://mminzes.blogspot.com/
He has a very entertaining post on his site ‘Revolution Update!!!’ Get the animals before they get us!
I have nicked some of his pictures for the pictures of the day, which I think are rather cute and amusing. (I hope you don't mind me stealing them Mike)