this the final nail in the coffin of British cultural identity or a credit to Britain's acceptance of other cultures & desire to shelter those in need?
What does it even mean to be British anymore?
When I asked myself this question I found it tough to answer.
Britain to me is scones, tea & crumpets, corgis & The Royals, big red buses, phoneboxes, tartan & punks & the union jacks printed on everything from scarves to cushions. But the punks lost Maclaren last week & British design lost it's best in Alexander McQueen earlier this year.
What does Britain still have to be proud of?
Brit Writers William Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet), Jane Austen (Pride & Prejudice), Charlotte & Emily Bronte, Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray), Charles Dickens (Oliver Twist), CS Lewis (The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe), Roald Dahl, JRR Tolkien (The Lord of The Rings Trilogy), George Orwell (1984), JK Rowling (Harry Potter Series), Martin Amis, Ian Banks (The Wasp Factory), Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials), Kazuo Ishiguro (Never Let Me Go), William Golding (Lord of the Flies), Bram Stoker (Dracula), Mary Shelley (Frankenstein), Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange), Alan Moore(V For Vendetta & Watchmen).
My name is Jasmin but I've always liked boys with girls' names and names that end in -ie.
I'm an insomniac. I like to stay up late to watch the sky change from blue to black to beige and blue again. I'm a critically indecisive realist whose in love with the little things. I enjoy writing lists and schedules but never stick to them. I want to learn to do a million things like speak Swedish, play guitar, skateboard, hula hoop and play poker. My mind is always turning over a million things but I am a simple girl and I never ask for much. I'm a typical nerd and I'm excited by fashion, photography, books, ideas and theories.
I could pour through books and magazines until my eyes dribbled down my face in a torrent of glitter and sequins. It's true.
I like to paint what I write, write what I think and photograph what I see.
"Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known." Chuck Palahniuk, INVISIBLE MONSTERS