Why are English people so cool?
My English friend Ros from Ticklepea is doing some really awesome stuff on her blog right now. I’ve taken the liberty to swipe one of her latest cool posts to show you so you can be tempted to click over and see more on her own website:
Every one of these artsy-sketchy posts I read has me kicking myself for not thinking of doing it first. They are so thoughtfully composed, so perfectly natural and laidback and lovely. It’s so refreshing to see something new like this online when most of the rest of us are trudging away writing boring old typed-out posts like we’ve always done. I want to do one of my own but I can’t steal her idea now, obviously, because no one likes a copy cat, and moreover my copy catting would be nowhere near as lovely as her own British/English cleverness.
I knew I should’ve been born English.
Also noteworthy: Ros’s equally English boyfriend (partner? mate? lover? how do you classify yourselves, you two? or do you do that cool thing where you buck the system and reject classifications of any sort?), James, started a blog of late called Design is Cool, and it is also a very worthwhile read. He does fun things like link to clever advertisements and post pictures of English grocery packaging, which I think is brilliant inasmuch as my weakness for nice packaging is borderline obsessive.
Image brazenly stolen from James’s blog.
I have both Ros and James’s blogs added to my Google Reader and always look forward to new posts from them. You should check them out; they’re England’s coolest couple (second, perhaps, only to Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter).
Image from here.
Oh, wait, Tim Burton’s American. We only think he’s British because he’s so cool. Who IS England’s coolest couple, I wonder? Gwenyth Paltrow and Chris Martin? No, Gwenyth’s American too; she only acts British in films.
Nah, better just stick with Ros and James: two seriously cool English people.
I know you’ll agree.