Introducing the UK bees!

posted 2 years ago in United Kingdom
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Honey bee

I’m always up for these things!

  1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? Fife (although I work in Edinburgh)

  2. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? Edinburgh

  3. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Engaged with less than five months to go.

  4. What do you and your SO do for a living? I work for the Government and he’s an IT techie

  5. Any kids? Not yet!

  6. Where did you/where will you get married? Fingask Castle, Perthshire

  7. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? The day and evening separation seems to be fairly unique. We’re having 140ish people during the day and 250+ at night.

  8. What’s your favourite UK city? Edinburgh (sorry, it’s the best).

  9. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? Elie in Fife is a really lovely place to stay and all the tourists tend to be Scottish. Fabulous little foodie haven.

  10. What are your favourite UK TV programmes? “Yes, Minister”, “Don’t Tell The Bride!”, “Threesome”, “Strictly Come Dancing” amongst others.

  11. After starting it, are you going to reply Vicky?

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Bumble Beekeeper

Hey!

  1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? (just your county will do if you’re not comfortable being more specific) Leicester

  2. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? Worcester

  3. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Married

  4. What do you and your SO do for a living? He’s an electrical engineer and I work in resource admin

  5. Any kids? SO has a son

  6. Where did you/where will you get married? We got married in Worcester

  7. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? We don’t traditionally send save-the-dates and I’ve noticed in the US that weddings tend to start ater in the afternoon.

  8. What’s your favourite UK city? Manchester, though would like to visit Edinburgh

  9. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? Lake District, London

  10. What are your favourite UK TV programmes? Don’t Tell The Bride and Motorway Cops

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Honey bee

@VickyAurea: The indoor thing is an English thing rather than a UK thing. (I’m forever pointing that out.)

Ooh! A couple of Scottish wedding quirks are the ceilidh and the pourout!

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Buzzing Beekeeper

  1. London

  2. Originally from CA, most recently from NYC (moved to London at the beginning of Oct). So I’m an ex-pat.

  3. Recently married

  4. I am currently looking for a job, have been since I got here. DH works in the computer field

  5. No kids, but we have a wonderful 3 yr old cat who we just brought over from the USA. What an ordeal that is!

  6. We got married at the end of September on the coast of Maine, USA

  7. From what I’ve seen, the fact that bridesmaids come in after the bride rather than before. That and most weddings have a “wedding breakfast” (I’ve been watching a fiar bit of Four Weddings).

  8. London… I haven’t been anywhere else in the UK yet…

  9. Nope, but would love to see recommendations!

  10. Faves probably are Life’s Too Short, an Idiot Abroad, and The Ricky Gervais show. Karl Pilkington and Ricky Gervais are hilarious. I also watch Come Dine with Me, Don’t Tell the Bride, and A Very British Party and that’s all I’ve really watched that’s British. Otherwise I’ve been watching American TV (Royal Pains, Terra Nova, Game of Thrones, etc).

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Bumble Beekeeper

I’m one of the American expats, but I still live here so I’m going to answer!

  1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? (just your county will do if you’re not comfortable being more specific) Norfolk
  2. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? The US. St. Louis, MO
  3. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? I’m married. We celebrated our 1 year anniversary on October 30th.
  4. What do you and your SO do for a living? DH is US Air Force stationed here in England. I am a SAHW/soon-to-be mom
  5. Where did you/where will you get married? St. Louis, MO
  6. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? No idea, since I’m American.
  7. What’s your favourite UK city? So far, Cambridge
  8. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? No idea since we’ve only been here 4 months. I really want to go to the Lake District though.
  9. What are your favourite UK TV programmes? QI, Black Books, Doctor Who, Don’t Tell the Bride, Life on Mars, and Top Gear are a few that we watch/have watched.

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Helper bee

  1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? Cambridge

  2. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? East Sussex (south coast).

  3. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Married :)

  4. What do you and your SO do for a living? I am a full time student (hence the location). My DH is partner in a building company.

  5. Any kids? Not yet.

  6. Where did you/where will you get married? We got married in our home town in East Sussex.

  7. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? I guess alot of the traditions and etiquette are different here. There seems to be much more emphasis put on etiquette by US brides on the bee, than i have experienced in the UK.

  8. What’s your favourite UK city? I love London, Brighton, Cambridge and Manchester.

  9. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? I am ashamed to say that we very rarely stay in the UK for our holidays (shame on us!).

  10. What are your favourite UK TV programmes? Dont tell the Bride, The Apprentice, X-factor and a lot of channel 4 rubbish haha!

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Busy bee

MHM, What about the Irish ones? :/

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Buzzing Beekeeper

@VickyAurea: Oh, I didn’t know it was a Catholic tradition to have the bridesmaids come after.

I’ve been about an hour or so out into the country for horseback riding, but I haven’t really explored outside London yet.

I’m hoping to go to the lake district as I hear it’s beautiful.

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Bumble Beekeeper

@VickyAurea: We’ve been here since the end of July. I haven’t gotten out much yet. Been to Dover, Cambridge, Norwich, MK and around in the countryside of Norfolk/Suffolk/Cambridgeshire a bit. We are possibly driving to Birmingham this weekend. DH got to London on business, so he’s been but I haven’t.

I really want to go to the Lake District and I’m itching for Scotland as soon as we can.

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