Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thanksgiving Thanks: Day Eight: The United Kingdom

I am thankful for the United Kingdom.  Not only have I visited twice and loved the country itself, but the UK has produced some of my favorite things and people.  Doctor Who for one, which I explained in great detail a few days ago... (okay, I gushed a bit)  Also Charles Dickens, the Beatles, David Tennant, Cadbury chocolate, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Sherlock, Wordsworth, Shakespeare, James McAvoy,  C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, Monty Python, The IT Crowd, Ewan McGregor, ... I could go on and on, but I think I've hit the high points.

The United Kindom is also the home of the best accents in the world.  I swear that an Irish accent will always make me smile, a Scottish accent will make me grin, and a British accent can make me melt.  The UK consistently produces great actors, great dramas, and great literature- all things that I love.   Add in great music and it's not hard to see why I'm thankful.

1 comment:

  1. But those bloody Redcoats fought your great-great-great...etc. grandfather and wanted to steal our money, take our property, and strip away our freedoms! Oh details, details... Well, all is forgiven and they do have cool new song artists.