viernes, 9 de junio de 2017

As British as Fish and Chips?



Consists of roast beef (beef, chicken, lamb or pork),
roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, (a baked dough made from flour,eggs and milk), vegetables and (vegetable or meat sauce).The sauce to accompany the dish may vary
depending on the type of meat served.Is related to the celebration of Sundays.


Is a typical English drink. It is consumed all hours and in many forms, you can put some milk. It is an infusion of the leaves and buds of the tea plant. Its flavor is fresh and bitter.





Debenhams is a British multinational that operates department stores in the UK and Ireland, as well as  in other European countries. Founded in the 18th century as a business in London, it currently has 178 stores. It sells clothes, household goods, furniture and, since 1993, objects designed by the company and marketed under the brand "Designers at Debenhams".



Big Ben is the name with which it is known to the great bell of the clock located in the northwest side of the Palace of Westminster,
the seat of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, in London,   by extension, it is also used to name the clock of tower.
Its official name was Clock until June 26, 2012, in honor of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, it was decided that the tower would be renamed Elizabeth Tower.



The Rose Tudor also known as an English Rose is traditional in England and takes it name and origin from the Tudor Dynasty.




A two-story bus is a two-tier vehicle. While double-decker buses for long distances are spread all over the world,those used for public transportation in cities are less common .They are quite popular in some European cities and in some parts of Asia. Many cities in the world have double-decker buses specialized in visual circuits for tourists.


As British as Fish and Chips?




-Ground black pepper.

-White fish.



-1 can of beer.

-1 tablespoon of yeast.

-1Kg of potato.

-Sunflower oil.

How can you do this recipe?

You have to heat plenty of sunflower oil, then you have to spice up, in a bowl and scrumbling the flour, yeast and beer with the help of a thick rod. Then, you pass the fillets for dry flour and the we submerged the fillets in the mass and we let them drain the excess. Following, fry them 4-5 minutes to soften them, drain them and let the steam go away. Fry them in the same fish oil until golden and crispy. Reserve on absorbent paper



In 1662, King Charles II maried with the Portuguese Princess Catherine the Braganza, a great consumer of tea, who makes the infusion in the British court fashionable.

But it wasn't until the early nineteenth century the the custom of the tea-hour appeared, and the invention of the Duchess of Bedford was to be attributed to her, who felt herself weak and ordered to be served a cup of tea with a slight collation before dinner.

The invention made the Duckess so well that she began to gather her friends around the afternoon tea, where she served the drink with cakes and sandwitches popularizing the Afternoon Tea.

How is it done?

First, boil water, while the water is boiling put the tea bag in the cup. Then, pour the boiling water over the tea bag and stir it, wait a moment so that the tea bag gives off all the flavour. Following take out the tea bag and add milk and sugar, stir it and the tea is already made.


Marks & Spencer

Is a major British multinational retailer headquartered in London. It speacialises in the selling of clothing, home products and luxury food products. M&S was founded in 1884 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in Leeds. The company also began to sell branded goods like Kellogg' Corn Flakes in November 2008. M&S currently has 959 stores across the U.K including 615 that only sell food products.

In 1998, the company became the first British retailer to make a pre-tax profit over £1 billion, although subsequently it went into a sudden slump, which took the company its shareholders, who included hundreds of thousands of small investors and nearly all retail analysts and business journalists, by surprise.

In recent years its clothing sales have fallen while food sales have increased after the axing of "St. Michael" naming for their own brand.


Tower bridge

The Tower Bridge is a bridge that crosses the River Thames in London. It

combines the characteristics of swing bridge and suspension bridge.It is built in Neogothic Victorian style and is located near the Tower of London, which gives it its name.

In 1875 a special committee was created to find a solution to the passage over the river, which called a contest to choose the design of the future bridge. Over fifty designs were proposed. The evaluation of gambling was conducted controversial, and it was not until 1884 when it was created by Horace Jones, it was approved.

Jones' design was a 244 meter long, 7 meter wide swing bridge with two 65 meter high towers. The central distance of 61meters between the two towers is divided into two cams. Although each cam weighs over 1000 tons, they are poised to minimize the energy required for elevators, which takes one minute. The original hydraulic mechanism, designed by William Armstrong, used water from an injection stored in six accumulators. The water was pumped into the accumulators with steam engines. The bridge can load more than 2000 tons.

Currently, the original hydraulic machinery still opens the bridge, although it has been modified to use oil instead of water, and electric motors have replaced the place of steam engines and accumulators. The old engine rooms are open to the public.

The bridge was inaugurated by the Prince of Wales on June 30, 1894, six years after the death of Jones and after eight years of construction.


Red double-decker bus

A double-decker bus is a bus that has two storeys, are used for transport person in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and many former European possessions, the most iconic example being the red London bus.

The early double-deckers put the driver in a separate cab, passenger access was via an open platform at the rear, and a bus conductor would collect fares. The modern double-deckers have a main entrance door at the front, and the driver takes fares, thus halving the number of bus workers aboard, but slowing the boarding process. The rear open platform, popular with passengers, was abandoned for safety reasons, as there was a risk of passengers falling when running and jumping onto the bus.

Double-deckers are primarily for commuter transport but open-top models are used as sight-seeing buses for tourists.



Originating from the Mediterranean and Europe. It comprises bulbous species, most with spring flowering, although there are some species that bloom in the autumn. Most of its species are native to the Mediterranean region, but a few species are found throughout Central Asia and China. The number of cultivated forms has increased greatly with new variations in nurseries practically every year. The name derives from the Greek and means penetrating and intoxicating smell of the flowers of some species.

There are a number of locations in the UK where our "native" daffodil can be seen. These small, dainty flowers with characteristic pale yellow petals are most closely associated with Ullswater and sites in the Lake district.

As Brittish as Fish and Chips?


Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish, which is always eaten on Burns Night, a celebration of Scotland’s national poet Rabbie Burns,author of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and the poem ‘Address to the Haggis’ which is recited at the start of Burns’ Suppers on January 25th. A haggis is the stomach of a sheep (or an artificial casing) stuffed with a mixture of chopped sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, oatmeal, onions, suet (fat), stock and seasoning. It’s eaten with ‘neeps and tatties’ (boiled and mashed swede and potato) and washed down with a dram (glass) of Scottish whisky.

Britain is a tea-drinking nation. Every day we drink 165 million cups of the stuff and each year around 144 thousand tons of tea are imported.

Tea in Britain is traditionally brewed in a warmed china teapot, adding one spoonful of tea per person and one for the pot. Most Britons like their tea strong and dark, but with a lot of milk.


Almost 33,000 people operate a houseboat on Britain’s waterways, up 9pc on last year, a number that has been creeping upwards over the past decade, according to boat licence data collected by the Canal River Trus.


Tower of London

 Prison, palace, treasure vault, observatory, and menagerie - the Tower of London has done it all. Widely considered the most important building in England, there's enough to see and do at this World Heritage Site to keep visitors busy for hours. The centerpiece is the White Tower. Built in 1078 by William the Conqueror, it's home to amazing exhibits such as Line of Kings, the world's oldest visitor attraction (1652) with its remarkable displays of royal armor. Other highlights include the wonderful Crown Jewels exhibition, classic Yeoman Warder Tours, the Royal Mint, and exhibits and displays regarding prisoners and executions. All told, the Tower of London covers some 18 acres, so there's a great deal of exploring to do.

National Flower of England:

  The national flower of England is the rose. The flower has been adopted as England’s emblem since the time of the Wars of the Roses - civil wars (1455-1485) between the royal house of Lancaster 
 (whose emblem was a red rose) and the royal house of York (whose emblem was a white rose).

As British as Fish and Chips?

  Cornish Pastry

500 gr of flour 
120 gr of shortening 
1 tablespoon of salt 
25 gr of margarine or butter 
175 ml of cold water 
1 egg beaten with a little salt 
350 gr of veal, steak or beef stew 
350 gr of potatoes 
200 gr of turnips 
175 gr onion 
Salt and freshly ground pepper.

How can you make this dish? 

 In a bowl, add the following ingredients: flour, butter, butter, margarine, a pinch of salt and water. Use a spoon to mix all the ingredients. 
 Once mixed, you must knead the food to recreate a kind of dough. 
On a clean surface, knead dough for five to six minutes until it is in a round shape. 
When the dough is soft, wrap it in aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. 
Once the dough is at rest, peel and cut the potatoes, turnips and onion into 1 cm. 
Then, cut the meat is similar pieces. 
Once all the foods are cut,you should put them in a bowl and add salt and some ground pepper. 
Here we will have prepared the filling that will be placed inside the empanada. 
Grease a baking sheet with margarine or butter and preheat the oven to 170C - 325 F - Gas 3. 
Once you get the dough out of the fridge, divide it into four equal parts. 
Use a roller to style the balls, about 25 cm / 10 inches wide. 
Once we have the size, include the filling inside the empanada besides adding a little butter and margarine in the top of the filling. 
Once the filling is inside the pie, you must join the edges so that the food inside does not remain outside, 
Place the empanadas on a tray and brush the top of each pie with the egg and salt mixture. 
Bake the patties 45 minutes or until golden.

Ingredients: pimms cup #1

 50 ml of Pimms n.1
20 ml. Ginger ale
1 slice of apple Pimms is a classic drink made of gin 
and seasoned with cream and fruit liqueurs 
that the English usually take
 in hot weather as it is refreshingly light enough.  

TRANSPORT: Two-story buses are quite common throughout the UK and can carry 65 seated and 30 standing passengers. They were created to be able to transport a greater number of passengers so as not to have to exceed legal limits on the length of vehicles.


 Is formed by large metamorphic rocks is supposed to Was used as a religious temple or a funerary monument and Also for astronomical observatory that served to predict the seasons.  Each year approximately 800 000 people visit Stonehenge, in the south of England, in Wiltshire County. Many of them go during the summer, when some of the rocks line up With the rays of the sun during sunrise.


The English national flower is the Rose Tudor. It was chosen as the peace symbol of England from the time Of civil wars. The design of the Rose Tudor represented unity and loyalty by blending the characteristics of both the white roses of the York and the red roses of the Lancaster. The Rose Tudor did not win as a feature of architectural design until 1900, when it began to decorate the exterior of many buildings. Each British monarch since 1486, has worn the logo of the Rose Tudor

as the official logo of England and United Kingdom.

jueves, 8 de junio de 2017


1-A friend is a person who supports me in any situation of my life.

2- A friend is one who trusts you and who makes you feel confident.

3-A friend is the person who never lies or speaks badly about you.

4-A friend does not disappoint you or makes you sad.


A friend is a person who:
- trusts  you
- helps you in everything
- knows your weaknesses and still loves you
- does not cheat on you
- makes you laugh