15 Things To Know About Being with an Englishman

My English husband and I have been together for 5 years. He comes from a small island called Hayling Island. So here is a short blog about what I’ve experienced being married to a Englishman. I just want to confirm that I am aware that accents and habits differ all across England but this is what I’ve experienced being married to a Southern Englishman.

Without further ado, here are 15 Things To Know About Being with an Englishman.

1. Englishmen are charming

It’s like having a live conversation with James Bond and Mr. Darcy

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2. They say things differently and it’s a good thing because it expands your vocabulary

Here are some examples;

Knackered: feeling extremely tired.

Banter: to joke

Bloke: a man

Wanker: a jerk

Also you’ll learn to differentiate between American English and British English. For example; trousers vs pants, crisps vs chips, bangs vs fringe and so on…..

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3. Englishmen are shy and express their feelings in a simple way

Scenario #1

Me: THIS IS SOOOOOOOOO PRETTTYYYYYYY. CHECK THIS OUT

English Husband: Lovely

Scenario #2

Me: OMG! I really want this. I love the design and it has a lot of tribal detail. What do you think?

English Husband: I like it.

Scenario #3

*Music is playing and everyone dancing*

Me: OHHHHH I LOVEEEEE THIS SONG. LETS DANCE

English Husband: *walks away*

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4. Their fashion is spot on and they definitely know how to wear a suit

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5. After sometime you will start to pick up the English accent 

it’s pronounced TO-MAH-TO not TO-MAY-TO

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6. They really love a Sunday Roast

MAN! He loves a good Roast.

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7. Tea is the solution to every problem

“LETS PUT THE KETTLE ON”

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8. Because drinking Tea is scarred in the British culture, you will eventually master the art of making Tea.

BUT STILL if I invite a British person over, I get really stressed about making tea.

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9. Arguments will sound more dramatic because of his English Accent.

 

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10. Every time you introduce your partner/ husband to people, they will think you are introducing them to Prince William or Harry Potter

Scenario #1

Me: Hi Friend, this is my husband.

English Husband: Nice to meet you.

Friend: OH WOW! Have you been to Hogwarts? Say something in English.

English Husband: Hello?

Friend: *mimics a British accent* HELLOOO???? OMG! You sound just like Harry Potter.

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Scenario #2

Me: I’m just waiting for my husband, he will be here any moment

Stranger: Where is he from?

Me: England

Stranger: OHHHH IS HE A PRINCE?

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11. You will learn the rules of Rugby

When I first met my husband I kept talking about football and he was like “YEAAHH, I prefer Rugby”. 

I once got us tickets to Rugby 7’s in Dubai and he went on and on and on and on about it.

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12. Their comfort food is WEIRD

When my husband wants to snack on something, it’s just stuff I never knew existed.

Such as Minced Pies, Baked Beans on Toast, Marmite (YUCK), Covering Chips with Vinegar or Gravy and so on….

Here is a link to 26 British Food Quirks That Brits Don’t Realise Are Weird. 

But I have to admit, I like some of their quirky food.

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13. They will teach you the art of Dark Humour and Sarcasm 

and once you understand it, nothing is as funny as British Humour

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14. Their way of laughing is having a serious face and saying “that’s funny”

NAH they do laugh but not hysterically

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15. Every reason has to be LOGICAL

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So here were my 15 things and let me know what you’ve learned from your English partner.

 

How To Maintain Your Relationship When Travelling?

So my previous post ‘I choose travelling with my partner than by myself BUT there’s a catch…’, yall know that I prefer to travel with my husband rather than being alone.

I’ve mentioned why travelling with my partner is better but no matter how much we love each other or have similarities there will always be minor disagreements.

If you are currently in a relationship, Tim and I recommend that you guys should travel together. You will be surprised how much you’ll learn a lot about one another. Travelling can either make your relationship stronger or make you grow apart.

Here are our tips on how to maintain your relationship when travelling:

  1. Agree on a Budget: before booking any trip, you both have to discuss your budget and how much you want to spend. So we write down an itinerary of where we want to go and places we want to visit and then look at forms of transportation and compare rates.
  2. Plan an Itinerary: I’ve to admit, our itinerary changes when we arrive to our destination however we have a plan. So before finalising the itinerary, we both write down the locations we want to visit of the country we are going to. So after listing the places, we then discuss and make it work so we both get to do the things we want together.
  3. Be Ready to Compromise: Like I said our itinerary doesn’t always work according to plan. It changes on circumstances and you need to be ready for that. (Compromising has to be from both)
  4. Communicate & Be Honest: If there’s something you do not like and do not want to do. Tell your partner rather than giving attitude and ruining the day. We’ve seen it in other couples and we agreed to discuss things if it doesn’t make us feel comfortable. For example, I really did not want to go for the Japanese Bath (Sentō) but after discussing it for 5 days LOL. Tim managed to convince me.
  5. Plan a Date Night or a Surprise: I know sounds corny but it works. There are times where Tim and I have no plans so we look up romantic places to visit and go on a date together. For example in Morocco, I booked a table in advance and planned a proper meal with entertainment for Tim’s birthday. It keeps the sparks *wink wink*

So when travelling with your partner, remember to compromise, to plan, to communicate and to be romantic; and the outcome of your trip will truly be worthwhile.